Become an Affiliated Professional Member - Allied Specialty

Keep up-to-date with the latest skillsets and research developments in the orthopaedic field to ensure you provide the best care to orthopaedic patients, whether that is assisting in the O.R. or identifying the latest major breakthrough in musculoskeletal treatment. 

With an AAOS Membership, you will have access to a wide range of resources to support your professional development and enhance your surgical knowledge so you can provide the highest quality patient care. 

Fuel your passion for excellence as an Affiliated Professional – Allied Specialty Member.

Affiliated Professional – Allied Specialty Member applications close May 31, 2023.

Our Affiliated Professional - Allied Specialty Members value the Academy's surgical video resources, self-assessment tools, journals, and much more.

How to Apply

Enhance Your Surgical Technique Knowledge and Apply Today.

Deadline to apply: May 31, 2023

If interested in becoming an Affiliated Professional Member- Allied Specialty, please select "Associate Member Allied Specialties" in the application system.

Eligibility Requirements for Affiliated Professional - Allied Specialty

To be eligible for AAOS Affiliated Professional - Allied Specialty Membership, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a distinguished physician who is not an orthopaedic surgeon and who holds the degree of M.D. or D.O.
  • Have activities, interests, and contributions that are related to orthopaedic surgery

Application Quick Facts

Application Period
October 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023


Application Fee
$75 one-time processing fee is billed at the time of application


Membership Dues
2023 Dues for Affiliated Professional are $195


Notification Date
October 2023

What You Need To Know When Applying for AAOS Membership

All applications are reviewed and approved first by the Membership Committee Council and then by the AAOS Board of Directors each September. Applicants are approved and accepted as an election class each year in October. 

The full application process can take 10 to 12 months, so we encourage you to apply early. 

It will take approximately 60 minutes to complete your application. You can also save your progress and finish at a later time.

Applications not completed within 30 days of the start of the application will be deleted.

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

  • Sponsor names (sponsors must be Active AAOS Fellow Members)
  • Certification and practice information
  • Medical education, residency, and fellowship information
  • Hospital and teaching affiliation(s)
  • License(s) and practice history
  • Medical society memberships
  • Curriculum vitae (PDF to upload)

Realize Your Potential With AAOS Membership

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Self-Assessment Tools & CME

Learn at your own convenience and track skills learned with free access to hundreds of new learning options, including surgical techniques, self-assessments, OnDemand webinars, and more, making sure you meet your CME and education needs each year.

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AAOS Annual Meeting

Access hands-on learning opportunities with specific programming tailored to your needs while networking with other professionals in the musculoskeletal health space from around the world at AAOS Annual Meeting.

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Orthopaedic Video Theater (OVT)

Balance your workload and education while you stay on top of the latest procedures in musculoskeletal health by accessing over 1,400 exclusive member-only surgical technique videos from renowned experts and innovators around the globe.

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JAAOS Collection

Stay informed with the latest developments in musculoskeletal care with peer-reviewed and clinical research, as well as commentaries and author reviews with JAAOS, JAAOS Global, JAAOS Research, JAAOS CME, and JAAOS Unplugged Podcast.

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Career Center Resources

Explore your career options to ensure you find the best fit for your future by perusing the job board, practicing your interview skills, or attending a virtual career fair with resources from the AAOS Career Center.


What Is Your AAOS Membership Worth?

AAOS membership offers incredible value. Membership will provide you with a range of exclusive products, programs, services, and discounts that you can use to support the success of your practice.

Membership Dues for the AAOS Affiliated Professional - Allied Specialty Class of 2024

AAOS membership runs on the calendar year, January 1 to December 31. If accepted, your dues for the 2024 membership year will be due January 1, 2024. Affiliated Professional Membership is a continuous membership, meaning dues are automatically billed every October for the upcoming membership cycle.

Do You Have Questions or Need Assistance?

Please contact our Customer and Member Service Team or call us at 800-626-6726 today.