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Published 12/1/2011

OMeGA announces CCI grant recipients

The OmeGA Medical Grants Association has selected nine residency programs to receive Core Competency Innovation (CCI) grants for the 2011–2012 academic year.

“The current work hour restrictions have mandated new innovations to make our educational process more effective,” said Richard H. Gross, MD, OMeGA Medical Grants Association board member. “These programs are to be commended for their creativity.” The following programs and projects will receive funding:

  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia—Develop and validate a distal radius fracture reduction and casting simulator; integrate fracture reduction simulation into the curriculum
  • McMaster University—Determine whether performance on the objective structured clinical exam correlates and/or predicts performance on in-training evaluations
  • New York University—Educate, assess, and remediate residents in professionalism, cultural competency, communication skills, and clinical skills
  • Ohio State University—Enhance anatomy education with year-round study tool
  • Oregon Health and Science University—New microsurgery training curriculum with live rat models
  • San Francisco General Hospital Foundation—Pilot a structured, blinded assessment of orthopaedic trauma skills using an ankle fracture model and video assessment
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics—Continue to develop other fracture models and incorporate the electromagnetic motion capture system for further assessment
  • University of Rochester Medical Center—Validate the Arthroscopic Surgery Skill Evaluation Tool for arthroscopic competency evaluation
  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine—Treat trauma patients with complex fractures using three-dimensional physical models