Winners of the 2014–2015 OMeGA Core Competency Innovation (CCI) grants displayed posters at the recent Council of Residency Directors (CORD) meeting. CCI grants support a residency program’s efforts to effectively teach the six ACGME core competencies relevant to orthopaedic graduate medical education.
Intended to encourage a program’s creativity and innovative thinking, CCI grants (up to $20,000) support an enhanced educational experience and the formation of original projects. At the CORD meeting, the six 2014–2015 grant recipient posters showed detailed descriptions and graphic representations of their projects. Two programs (Montefiore Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital) also gave presentations highlighting best practices.
The posters and a brief description can now be viewed on OMeGA’s website (www.omegamedicalgrants.org)
Unfortunately, the 2015–2016 Residency/Core Competency Innovation grant cycle has been cancelled due to lack of adequate funding. The OMeGA team is exploring options to restructure the CCI grant program and ways to garner more support.
OMeGA will have grants available in all nine orthopaedic specialties for 2016–2017 fellowships.
Grants (up to $75,000) support clinical orthopaedic fellowship programs and may be used for salary, benefits and educational expenses. All applications are reviewed by sub-specialty experts based on objective criteria including faculty expertise, ratio of fellows to faculty, educational resources and program emphasis on research. View the fellowship page for more information.
Since its inception in 2008, OMeGA has awarded more than $14.5 million of fellowship and residency grants, ensuring the continued success of quality orthopaedic practice and patient care.