Apply now for a 2022-2023 fellowship grant

OMeGA is accepting grant applications for the 2022-2023 academic year through Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 5pm, CST.

Grants support clinical orthopaedic fellowship programs and may be used for a fellow's salary and benefits. (Programs can request preapproval of other direct education expenses if salary and benefit support is not possible.)

2022-2023 Fellowship grant flyer

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Congratulations to the 2021-2022 fellowship grant recipients

Grants were awarded to 135 meritorious fellowship programs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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OMeGA seeking Review committee candidates

OMeGA is seeking applicants for its Review committee for the 2022 term. Applicants from all nine orthopaedic subspecialties are needed and especially in adult reconstruction, hand & upper extremities, and shoulder & elbow.

Click here to review qualifications and apply.

OMeGA Benchmarking for Fellowship directors webinar

OMeGA recently held a webinar led by Dr Haydon from the University of Chicago and Dr Attarian from Duke University. The webinar was well received by attendees and included tips for a successful application as well as data from OMeGA's 12 years of grant applications and fellowship director surveys.

Click here for more information and to view the recording.  

OMeGA receives a $7 million donation for US fellowship education

Zimmer Biomet, OMeGA's founding supporter, recently announced they will provide $7 million for the 2020-2021 academic year. This donation supports orthopaedic fellows across all nine subspecialties.

Funding is critical to OMeGA's mission to provide nonconflicted support to meritorious orthopaedic teaching programs and we greatly value all companies that support fellowship education through our third party model. Zimmer Biomet's generous donation will allow OMeGA to award a greater number of grants and increased grant amounts. Many programs rely on OMeGA for fellowship funding and Zimmer Biomet's contribution will allow them to focus their efforts on educating fellows rather than worry about how to fund the best future orthopaedic surgeons.

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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.

2021 OMeGA officers

Kevin P. Black, MD continues as OMeGA's President. John A. Glaser, MD, is OMeGA's new Secretary and Richard J. D'Ascoli, MD continues as Treasurer.

Click here to open the public announcement

Click here to see the list of 2021 OMeGA board members

Click here to see the list of 2021 OMeGA advisory board members

Click here to see the list of 2021 OMeGA review committee members

Orthopaedic community joins forces to rally support for orthopaedic GME

A record 24 orthopaedic societies joined OMeGA to approve and sign the seventh joint letter to industry encouraging support for graduate medical education (GME). Nonconflicted industry support of quality orthopaedic residency and fellowship programs is critical to secure the future of the orthopaedic profession. This support is more crucial now than ever, as programs are dealing with unforeseen adversities due to the ongoing pandemic.

This letter was sent to current and potential supporters of OMeGA to demonstrate the crucial need for non conflicted, merit-based funding provided by OMeGA GME grants. The letter outlines a brief history of GME funding, defines the role OMeGA grants play in the orthopaedic GME landscape, and calls on industry to provide support to benefit the orthopaedic educational system and patients.

Corporate support broadens reach of OMeGA grants

OMeGA Medical Grants Association is the only third-party administrator of grants in all orthopaedic subspecialty categories. Since 2008, OMeGA 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 the last 13 years, OMeGA has received 2,663 applications for residency and fellowship support, and requests from meritorious programs continue to grow.

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Grants are available through the generous support of donors

Thank you to our donors that truly support the orthopaedic profession, funding multiple subspecialty categories.