Become an Allied Member - Orthopaedic Research



Keep up-to-date with the latest skillsets and research developments in the orthopaedic field to ensure your important research helps advance innovation in orthopaedic care.

With an AAOS Membership, you will have access to a wide range of musculoskeletal resources to support your professional development, enhance your orthopaedic knowledge, and expand your global network of professionals.

Fuel your passion for excellence as an Allied Member - Orthopaedic Research.

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

How to Apply

Advance Your Musculoskeletal Knowledge and Apply Today.

Deadline to apply: May 31, 2024

If interested in becoming an Allied Member - Orthopaedic Research, please select "Allied Orthopaedic Research" in the application system.

Eligibility Requirements for Allied Member – Orthopaedic Research 

  • To be eligible to become an Allied Member – Orthopaedic Research, an individual must meet all the following requirements:   
  • Holds a doctorate degree or its equivalent;    
  • Engages in research or basic science related to orthopaedic surgery at a medical institution, academic medical center or a military facility or for the Veterans Affairs  
  • Has demonstrated achievement in research and education related to orthopaedic surgery. 

Application Quick Facts

Application Period
October 5, 2023 through May 31, 2024


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


Membership Dues
2024 Dues for Allied Member - Orthopaedic Research are $199


Notification Date
October 2024

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)
  • Medical society memberships
  • Curriculum vitae (PDF to upload)

Realize Your Potential With AAOS Membership

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JAAOS Collection

Stay informed with the latest developments in musculoskeletal care with peer-reviewed clinical research, as well as commentaries and author reviews with JAAOS, JAAOS Global, and JAAOS Research, with additional learning available by reading the blog, listening to podcasts, and watching videos, and more  

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Orthopaedic Video Theater (OVT)

Help balance your workload and education and stay on top of the latest procedures in musculoskeletal health by accessing over 1,600 exclusive member-only surgical technique videos, viewable on your computer tablet or smartphone, from renowned experts and innovators around the globe  

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Self-Assessment Tools and 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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Patient Toolkits & Orthoinfo

Improve clinical decision-making, patient discussions, and patient safety by providing education and resources like the Pain Alleviation Toolkit, Surgical Risk Reduction Toolkit, Clinical Checklists and more, free with your AAOS Membership with additional resources and printable patient handouts on

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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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Techniques Journals

Find complete reports on new and established surgical techniques along with the latest research with four journals to choose from, Techniques in Orthopaedics, Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, and Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery, and back issues of Techniques in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery (2000-2020).


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 Allied Member - Orthopaedic Research Class of 2025

AAOS membership runs on the calendar year, January 1 to December 31. If accepted, your dues for the 2025 membership year will be due January 1, 2025. Allied Member - Orthopaedic Research 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.