Application period for 2018-2019 fellowship grants is now closed

Applications are now being reviewed. To all applicants: Please be patient as it is taking us slightly longer to review all applications. Respond within the time frame indicated if asked for additional information.

Grants support clinical orthopaedic fellowship programs and may be used for a fellow's salary and benefits. (Programs can request preapproval of other direct educational expenses if salary and benefit support is not possible.) All applications are reviewed by subspecialty experts based on objective criteria including faculty expertise, ratio of fellows to faculty, educational resourced and program emphasis on research.

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2017-2018 fellowship grant recipients

A record 129 programs received fellowship grants for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Subspecialty connections

OMeGA supports fellowship programs in all nine orthopaedic subspecialties. To find information and resources for each subspecialty, hover over the "Fellowship Grants and Subspecialty Pages" button on the left, and click links in the drop down menu.

2018 OMeGA officers

Dr. Rex C. Haydon is OMeGA's President. Richard J. D'Ascoli, MD, continues as the Secretary and Julie Y. Bishop, MD is the new Treasurer.

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Click here to see the list of 2018 OMeGA board members

Click here to see the list of 2018 OMeGA advisory board members

Click here to see the list of 2018 OMeGA review committee members

Orthopaedic community joins forces to rally support for orthopaedic GME

In September 2017, OMeGA, AAOS, OREF, AOA and 20 other orthopaedic societies joined together to approve and sign the fourth annual letter to industry to encourage support for Graduate Medical Education (GME).  Industry support of quality orthopaedic residency and fellowship programs is, without doubt, critical to secure the future of the orthopaedic profession.  To demonstrate the crucial need for the non-conflicted, merit-based funding provided by OMeGA GME grants, and to enlist help from industry, this letter was sent to current and potential supporters of OMeGA.  The letter outlines a brief history of GME funding, defines the role OMeGA grants play in the orthopaedic GME landscape, and calls industry to act on behalf of orthopaedic patients and the orthopaedic educational system.

Corporate support broadens reach of OMeGA grants

Since 2008, OMeGA Medical Grants Association has collaborated with corporate donors to support quality orthopaedic residency programs and fellowship education.  OMeGA grants provide an objective, non-conflicted, transparent funding mechanism to assure continued funding of orthopaedic training--education that is critical to maintaining quality orthopaedic patient care.  In its first nine years OMeGA has received 1,886 applications for residency and fellowship support, and requests from meritorious programs continue to grow.  In the past year alone, applications for OMeGA grants has increased significantly because OMeGA is the only third-party administrator of grants in all orthopaedic subspecialty categories.

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Grants are available through the generous support of donors

Gold level

Zimmer Biomet, founding supporter

Silver level


Bronze level