Become an Allied Member - Physician



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 – Physician applications are open from October 5, 2023 - May 31, 2024. 

Our Allied - Physician 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: May 31, 2024. 

If interested in becoming an Allied Member – Physician, please select "Allied Member – Physician" in the application system.

Eligibility Requirements for Allied Member – Physician  

To be eligible for AAOS Allied Member – Physician 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, but are not an orthopaedic surgeon  

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 - Physician are $199


Notification Date
October 2024

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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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 - Physician 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 - Physician 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.

Do You Have Questions or Need Assistance?

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