Become an Allied Member – Orthopaedic Team



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 assisting in the O.R. or identifying the latest breakthrough in musculoskeletal treatment, the AAOS has you covered. 

Fuel your passion for excellence as an Allied Member. 

Allied Member – Orthopaedic Team applications are open from October 5, 2023 - May 31, 2024. 

Our Allied – Orthopaedic Team 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, 2024

If interested, please select "Allied Member – Orthopaedic Team" in the application system.

Eligibility Requirements for Allied Member – Orthopaedic Team  

To be eligible to become an Allied Member – Orthopaedic Team, an individual must meet all the following requirements:  

  • Is a licensed nurse, physician assistant, physical therapist, athletic trainer or practice administrator 
  • Is employed in the United States or Canada at a medical institution, academic medical center or a military facility or for the Veterans Affairs 
  • Is working in an orthopaedic setting under the supervision of a Fellow or Candidate Member  
  • Is recommended by a Fellow or a Candidate Member who provides supervision for the individual. 

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 Team 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)
  • License(s) and practice history
  • 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 Team 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 - Orthopaedic Team 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.