Associate Physician Assistant Membership

NEW Physician Assistant Membership Category!

We are pleased to have you join the AAOS.  As an Associate Member, you can:

  • Expand your knowledge and skills with renowned educational resources, including Orthopaedic Knowledge Update (OKU), self-assessment examinations, clinical guidelines, and digital offerings.
  • Learn from the best minds and practitioners in orthopaedic medicine through our globally-valued publications and videos, including Journal of the AAOS (JAAOS), Orthopaedic Knowledge Online Journal (OKOJ), Orthopaedic Video Theater (OVT), and webinars.
  • Experience fellowship and support by connecting with other AAOS members in the U.S. and around the world, especially by attending the AAOS Annual Meeting.

Associate Membership - Physician Assistant

This membership category is available to certified Physician Assistants employed in the United States or Canada, who work in an orthopaedic setting under the supervision of an AAOS Fellow or full Associate Member.


  • Submit a completed  Associate Physician Assistant Member Application  and accompanying documentation
  • Recommended initially by a Fellow or Member who provides the Physician Assistant supervision; and
  • Annually confirm that he or she works for a Fellow or Member who provides supervision; and
  • Comply with the Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations and policy statements as adopted by the Fellowship and Board of Directors.

We suggest having approximately 10 minutes to complete your application. If you are unable to complete the application in one sitting, you will need to keep your browser session open to return to the form and continue. 

Before you begin your application have the following information and documents available:

  • Education Information
  • Certification, license and practice information
  • Name of sponsoring AAOS Fellow/Full Associate Member for whom you work
  • Society Memberships
  • Curriculum Vitae (pdf to upload)
  • Personal Statement

Dues & Membership Cycle:  Yearly dues are $179 for the membership cycle of January 1st through December 31st. Membership and dues are renewed and billed in October for the upcoming membership year.  You will be asked to complete an annual employment confirmation form to confirm your practice with an AAOS Fellow/Full Associate Member.