Become an Affiliated Professional - Physician Assistant Member

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, balance your educational workload,  and enhance your surgical knowledge at your own pace so you can provide the highest quality patient care. 

Fuel your passion for excellence as an Affiliated Professional – Physician Assistant Member.  

Affiliated Professional – Physician Assistant Applications Close: August 31, 2023.

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

How to Apply

Advance Your Orthopaedic Surgical Skillset and Join Today.

Deadline to apply: August 31, 2023

If interested in becoming an Affiliated Professional-Physician Assistant Member, please select "Associate Member Physician Assistant" in the application system.

Eligibility Requirements for Affiliated Professional - Physician Assistant

To be eligible for AAOS Affiliated Professional - Physician Assistant membership, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be recommended for membership by an AAOS Fellow or Member who provides you with supervision
  • Are a Certified Physician Assistant employed in the U.S. or Canada
  • Comply with the Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations and policy statements as adopted by the AAOS Fellowship and Board of Directors

Application Quick Facts

Application Period
November 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023


Membership Dues
2023 Dues for Affiliated Professional Physician Assistant are $195


Notification Date
Applications are reviewed weekly during application period

What You Need To Know When Applying for AAOS Membership

We suggest having approximately 10 minutes to complete your application. You can also save your progress and finish at a later time.

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)

Your AAOS membership runs the calendar year, January 1 to December 31. Membership dues are automatically billed every October for the upcoming membership cycle.

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

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.

Do You Have Questions or Need Assistance?

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