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International Membership

We are pleased to invite you to join the AAOS. 

International Membership makes good financial sense. Apart from significant savings on the AAOS Annual Meeting, you gain free online access to JAAOS, JAAOS Global, AAOS surgical techniques learning modules and clinical webinars, as well as reduced pricing on educational materials and programming. 

AAOS offers two categories of International Membership. Learn more and apply below.

International Member Application

As an International Member, you can:

  • Enjoy FREE ACCESS to more than 1,000 surgical technique videos on our Orthopaedic Video Theater (OVT)
  • Learn at your convenience with FREE ACCESS to hundreds of new surgical techniques learning modules and more than 50 AAOS clinical webinars annually
  • Stay on the forefront of orthopaedic practice with online access to JAAOS and JAAOS Global – the most authoritative, peer-reviewed journals covering leading-edge clinical advances
  • Integrate the latest quality measures and improve performance with the Academy’s expanding selection of quality tool kits and other resources
  • Contribute to and benefit from focused educational and self-assessment resources in all orthopaedic specialties, and share your expertise
  • Connect with peers from around the globe at the AAOS Annual Meeting. International Members can register in advance for only $100 and on site for $250.

Eligibility Requirements: Practice orthopaedic surgery outside of the United States; be a member in good standing in one of the national orthopaedic organizations of the country in which you practice or, where no national orthopaedic organizations exists, proof of orthopaedic licensure, as substantiated by the hospital or health care institution in which you practice; devote your medical practice to orthopaedic surgery or be actively engaged in the teaching of orthopaedic surgery or research related to the musculoskeletal system; maintain a full, unrestricted and unlimited license to practice medicine (or its equivalent) in the country in which you practice; comply with the Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations and policy statements as adopted by the Fellowship and Board of Directors

Recruitment Period: Annually from November through September the following year.

Dues & Membership Cycle: 2020 dues are $520. Cycle runs on calendar year, January 1 – December 31. Dues are automatically billed every October for the upcoming membership cycle.

Application Process: Completed International application.

If you have any questions, contact our Service Center or call +1.847.823.7186.

International Resident Application

As an International Resident Member, you can:

  • Stay on the forefront of orthopaedic practice with online access to JAAOS and JAAOS Global – the most authoritative, peer-reviewed journals covering leading-edge clinical advances
  • Enjoy FREE ACCESS to more than 1,000 surgical technique videos on our Orthopaedic Video Theater (OVT)
  • Learn at your convenience with FREE ACCESS to hundreds of new surgical techniques learning options and more than 50 AAOS clinical webinars annually
  • Integrate the latest quality measures and improve performance with the Academy’s expanding selection of clinical guidelines and patient safety resources
  • Receive discounted access to focused educational and self-assessment resources in all orthopaedic specialties, including ResStudy
  • Connect with peers and mentors at the AAOS Annual Meeting. International Resident Members can register in advance for only $100 and on site for $250.

Eligibility Requirements: Is a physician residing outside of the United States or Canada who has commenced the study of orthopaedics; has the intention of applying for Associate Member- International; and is enrolled in an orthopaedic residency program recognized by the national orthopaedic organization of the country in which the residency program is located, or who has successfully completed such an orthopaedic residency and is in a non US or Canadian fellowship program; comply with the Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations and policy statements as adopted by the Fellowship and Board of Directors

Recruitment Period: Annually from November through September the following year.

Dues & Membership Cycle: 2020 dues are $260. Cycle runs on calendar year, January 1 – December 31. Dues are automatically billed every October for the upcoming membership cycle.

Application Process: Completed International Resident application and CV required.

If you have any questions, contact our Service Center at customerservice@aaos.org or call +1.847.823.7186.