Information for Medical Students

Medical Student Membership is Coming to AAOS on October 5!

For the first time in the 90-year history of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, we are excited to announce that, starting October 5, Medical Students will be able to officially join the Academy!  

To be eligible to become a Medical Student Member, an individual must meet all the following requirements:  

  • Is enrolled in a medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the American Osteopathic Association, the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, or the World Federation for Medical Education; and  
  • Have an interest in pursuing a career in orthopaedics 

Medical Student Member Benefits 

  • FREE AAOS Membership 
  • Medical Student Program Registration at AAOS Annual Meeting 
  • Opportunity for a position on the Resident Assembly (RA) Subject Matter Committee 
  • Access to Medical Student Engagement Forums hosted by RA 
  • Access to Medical Student Roadmap 

Medical Student Membership will also include exclusive AAOS member benefits, including: 

  • Access to the Academy's Orthopaedic Video Theater (OVT), which supplies applicable surgical videos from globally renowned orthopaedic experts 
  • Access to the AAOS Member Advantage Program (MAP), which provides members with practical, money-saving solutions for personal and professional stability 
  • Access to the Academy’s world-class publications to elevate your knowledge to advance in your career 
  • Access to the AAOS Career Center, which provides career resources to support members with development their careers through a job board, CV consultations, and interviews tips 
  • ...and much more! 


Fuel Your Passion for Lifelong Learning and Join the AAOS as a Medical Student! 

Do You Have Questions or Need Assistance?

To learn more about AAOS resources for medical students, please contact our Membership Specialist at