2023 Year in Review: Membership

Membership Highlights

New Membership Categories Launched for the First Time Since 2018 

Membership categories have expanded to allow new groups to join AAOS for the first time, including: 

  • International & Domestic Medical Students 
  • Affiliate Orthopaedic Surgeons including non-board approved domestic orthopaedic surgeons 
  • Orthopaedic Team Members including allied members that support orthopaedics full time such as nurses, physical therapists, athletic trainers, administrators, and welcoming back physician associates 

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Your Opinion Matters, and We Heard You 

AAOS is committed to providing you with the highest-quality programs, services, and resources. We asked you to “Be Heard” and share your opinions through the Member Value and Satisfaction Survey, and you did! Over 5,200 of you shared your opinion and provided feedback to AAOS. Your direct feedback helps drive improvements to AAOS offerings so you can better care for your patients.  

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The AAOS Membership App is Expanding with the Launch of Community Groups and Group Chat  

Community Groups, a new pilot program on the AAOS Membership App, are exclusive to AAOS members and provide a safe and secure space to discuss topics around mutual interests, practice-specific and career-stage topics, and personal hobbies. Pilot groups include: 

  • Ortho Runners 
  • Ortho Travelers 
  • Reconstructive Hip and Knee 
  • Residents 
  • Sports 
  • Women in Ortho 

In addition, members also have the opportunity to connect and network using the group chat function in the App.  

Download the app today and join the conversation 

More Value Than Ever Before 

 It is our mission to serve our profession and provide the highest quality musculoskeletal care which means supporting your needs and meeting you where you are at by striving to add brand new benefits and improve existing ones Membership for Active Fellows of AAOS is now worth over $10,200, more than ever before, and all tailored to meet your needs. You can stay at the top of your game with the ability to track your Maintenance of Certification (MOC), by using the AAOS Membership Mobile App to quickly access resources, connect with colleagues across the globe, and more! 

Value of AAOS Active Fellow Membership 


AAOS Proudly Introduces Pilot Program to Support International Surgeons in Low-Income Countries 

AAOS is committed to enhancing the skills and knowledge of orthopaedic surgeons worldwide. We understand that for many orthopaedic professionals, accessing AAOS educational resources and opportunities can be challenging due to financial constraints. As a result, the AAOS International Committee launched a pilot program offering discounted membership rates so potential members who live in countries identified by the World Bank as low-income, have affordable access to AAOS Membership beginning in the 2024 Membership year.