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Make an Impact on Resident Research by Doubling Your Gift to OREF

As an orthopaedic resident, it’s important for you to know that everything OREF does is thanks to our donors. As an independent, nonprofit foundation, OREF is 100% supported by contributions.  And 100% of the work we do supports research in all areas of orthopaedics—research that allows us to offer patients the best treatment.

As part of a 5-year pledge to help OREF improve orthopaedics through research, Medacta will continue to match resident donations dollar-for-dollar, so you can double the impact of your gift!. Consider making small monthly gifts to reach $100 (before Medacta’s match) by the end of 2019 and achieve Resident Order of Merit status. Resident Order of Merit donors receive recognition typically reserved for donations of $1,000 or more!

Upcoming Resident Research Symposia

OREF's research symposia are held several times throughout the year and provide orthopaedic residents with an opportunity to showcase their research projects in front of their peers. Panels comprising established orthopaedic investigators critique and rank the work. Top presenters are recognized with cash awards.

Upcoming Symposia:

New York Regional Resident Research Symposium

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 12:45 p.m.

NYU Langone Health
New York, NY


Joseph D. Zuckerman, MD
Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
NYU Langone Health

Guest Speaker:

Mathias Bostrom, MD
Chief of the Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Service and
Vice-Chair of Education and Academic Affairs
NYU Langone Health

Presenters have been selected. If you would like to attend the New York symposium, complete the New York RSVP form and return to Carmen Metoyer by August 19, 2019.

California Regional Resident Research Symposium

Abstract submission instructions | Deadline: August 12, 2019

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 7:00 a.m.

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA


Thomas P. Vail, MD
Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of California, San Francisco

Guest Speaker:

Jeffrey Lotz, PhD
David S. Bradford, MD, Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery and Vice Chair for Research
University of California, San Francisco

Presenters have been selected. If you would like to attend the California symposium, complete the California RSVP form and return to Carmen Metoyer by October 9, 2019.


Resident Research Project Grant

This grant provides $5,000 for residents with an interest in research. Orthopaedic surgery residents in ACGME-Accredited orthopaedic programs in the United States may apply. Resident Research Project grants now have 3 deadlines per year. Please choose the deadline that most closely aligns with your research rotation. Residents will be allowed to submit one application per year. Learn more about the Resident Research Project Grant. Applications for the next cycle will open September 16 and will be due December 13, 2019

Find out who received Resident Research Project Grants so far in 2019 and see what topics they're investigating.