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Domestic Orthopaedic Surgeons and Residents

Orthopaedic and Osteopathic surgeons practicing in the United States or Canada. Class of 2021 applications now open! Apply HERE for Active Fellow membership. Apply HERE for Associate-Orthopaedic Membership.To learn about Candidate Membership contact the Service Center at 800.626.6726 or via email.

International Orthopaedic Surgeons and Residents

Orthopaedic surgeons and residents practicing outside the United States or Canada.

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Physician Assistants

Certified Physician Assistants employed in the United States or Canada working in an orthopaedic setting under the supervision of an AAOS Fellow or full Associate Member. Accepting applications year-round.

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Allied Specialty or Basic Science

Individuals holding a doctorate degree or equivalent, engaged in the basic science research related to orthopaedic surgery OR non-orthopaedic allopathic or osteopathic physicians whose activities, interests and contributions are closely related to orthopaedic surgery. Class of 2021 applications now open! Click HERE to apply.


Membership lapsed? We will work with you to reinstate your AAOS membership so you can regain access to your status and benefits. CONTACT us at or at 1.800.626.6726 today.

We are pleased to invite you to join the AAOS, the premier global organization dedicated to high quality orthopaedic care. Your membership connects you to a vibrant community of 38,000 orthopaedic surgeons from around the world who rely on the AAOS to stay on the leading edge of learning, quality, advocacy, and performance in practice. Apply for AAOS membership today!