Become an AAOS International Resident Member

Enhance your training to expand and complement your current practice, perfect your surgical techniques, and help prepare you to secure an International Fellowship and provide the best patient care during and post-residency.    

International Orthopaedic Resident Member Applications are open from October 5, 2023 until July 15, 2024.  

Our International Resident Members value the Academy's educational resources like JAAOS, OVT, webinars, and more.

How to Apply

Perfect Your Orthopaedic Surgical Techniques and Apply Today.

Please view the video to the left on how to apply when applications reopen for the next AAOS Membership year. Applicants are encouraged to complete the prescreen during this time. If you have any questions, please email 

Already approved? Click the button below and make sure to select “International Orthopaedic Resident Member” in the application system.

Eligibility Requirements for International Orthopaedic Resident Membership 

Pre-screen Requirements: To comply with its legal obligations, AAOS will check the names of interested applicants against the United States Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) Sanctions List. Individuals listed on the OFAC Sanctions List are not eligible for membership. Additionally, individuals from countries against which OFAC has issued comprehensive sanctions (including Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and the Crimea Region of Ukraine) are not eligible for membership. The completion of this form is required in order to be considered for AAOS Membership. Fill out the prescreen form here. 

Once approved, you must meet the following eligibility criteria to complete your online application: 

  • Be a physician residing outside of the United States or Canada who has commenced the study of orthopaedics; has the intention of applying for International Resident Member 
  • Be enrolled in an orthopaedic residency program recognized by the national orthopaedic organization of the country in which the residency program is located, or who has successfully completed such an orthopaedic residency and is in a non-U.S. or Canadian fellowship program 
  • 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

Recruitment Period 
October 5, 2023 through July 15, 2024 



Membership Dues 
2024 Dues for International Resident Membership are $276 



Notification Date 
Applications are reviewed weekly during the application period 

What You Need To Know When Applying for International Resident Membership

After you complete the pre-screening process and are approved, please include a Curriculum Vitae with your application submission. International Resident Membership is held for a five-year maximum following residency.

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

Realize Your Potential With International Orthopaedic Resident 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.

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Orthopaedic Video Theater (OVT)

Complement your hands-on residency training, master new surgical skills, get refreshers on hundreds of topics, and personalize your experience with over 1,600 exclusive Member-only surgical technique videos searchable by practice specialty on Orthopaedic Video Theater (OVT), free with AAOS Membership.  

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Techniques Journals

Improve your surgical skills with Techniques Journals that include that highlight patient cases and outcomes, including three specialty journals, Techniques in Orthopaedics, Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, and Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery, in addition to back issues of Techniques in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery.

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Surgical Procedures and Techniques

Learn the latest techniques and best practices for patient safety and procedures with free digital play-by-play, and self-directed online programs that provide almost 500 real-world applications from actual patient cases and complications.

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OnDemand Webinars

Study at your own pace, anytime, anywhere with Webinars OnDemand, including 60-to-90-minute online events from clinical insights across all orthopaedic specialties covering practice management, quality, and more.

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Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®

Stay informed with the latest peer-reviewed clinical and basic research and informed opinions via commentaries and author reviews that shape today's orthopaedic practice across all aspects of musculoskeletal health with Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® (CORR®).

What Is Your International Orthopaedic Resident Membership Worth?

International Resident Associate Membership offers incredible value. Membership will provide you with a range of exclusive products, services, and resources that can help you build your skills, find a fellowship, and accelerate your career.

Do You Have Questions or Need Assistance?

Please contact our Customer and Member Services Team or call 1-847-823-7186.