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Medacta Match

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 a resident Order of Merit gift of $100 (before Medacta’s match) by the end of 2020 and achieve Resident Order of Merit status. Resident Order of Merit donors receive recognition typically reserved for donations of $1,000 or more! Make your resident gift today.

$25,000 available from OREF in resident research funding

Resident applicants are eligible for the following OREF grants. Applications will open November 10, 2020. Click the title of each grant for more information, visit the OREF Grant Programs page for the most current list of RFAs and deadlines, or sign up for email alerts to be notified as RFAs are announced and deadlines approach.

  • Resident Clinician Scientist Training Grant provides $20,000 in funding to prepare residents for a career with research as a major component.

  • Resident Research Project Grant—RD1 provides $5,000 in funding to residents who are interested in research. These grants are offered several times throughout the year, but you may submit only one application per grant year. Please apply during the time frame that most closely aligns with your research rotation in the labs.