Published 3/1/2014

Apply Now for OMeGA Residency/General Education Grants

Application period closes March 21

The application period for the 2014–2015 residency/general education grants from the OMeGA Medical Grants Association (OMeGA) closes on March 21, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. CT. This is 4 weeks earlier than in past years. Under the new schedule, applicants will be notified of grant decisions in late April.

Orthopaedic residency programs may apply for a grant of up to $5,000 to cover the cost of educational items such as books, online courses, journal club support, development of novel curricula, skills lab, or cadaver sessions. Applications with a broader benefit to the residency program are given special consideration. Due to open payment reporting requirements, OMeGA can no longer accept applications for speaker honoraria or fees.

Applications will be reviewed by members of the OMeGA board based on objective criteria. The reviewers evaluate items such as how funds improve the residents’ learning experiences, merits of the educational program, faculty expertise, program accreditation status, and educational resources. Over the past 4 years, nearly half of all residency program applicants have received an OMeGA grant.

The OMeGA Residency Grant Lifecycle Manager, a guide to assist residency programs through the application process, and a sample grant recipient agreement can be found on the OMeGA website, www.omegamedicalgrants.org