Join OTA


Applications for Spring 2024 applications are now closed! Applications for the Fall will open in early July. 

When does OTA accept applications?

The OTA accepts applications twice per year: 
Deadline: May 15 - Membership will begin July 1
Deadline: November 15 - Membership will begin January 1

Please Note: Applications will be reviewed by the Membership Committee after the May 20th deadline, with membership starting July 1st, 2024. If anything is missing/needed for your application, you will be contacted after the May 20th deadline. 

What membership categories does OTA offer?

Trauma Practice Professional
Emeritus (cannot be applied for only requested)

How much are membership dues?

Membership dues vary by category, the below table lists prices for members in the United States and Canada. 

Membership Price
Active $850
Clinical  $750
Research $600
Candidate (Post Fellowship) $200
Candidate (Resident & Fellow) $100
Trauma Practice Professional $200
Emeritus $0
Military (upon waiver submission) $0


Individual International membership dues are based on a tiered dues structure aligned with the World Bank’s country classifications. International membership dues covered by Industry/Institutions may not be eligible for discounted international dues.

Country Classifications Price
High Income $350
High Middle Income $225
Candidate $50
Low Middle & Low Income $10
Low Middle & Low Income Candidates $10

*Candidate is a Resident (PGY 1-5) and Fellow. 

Guest Nation Applicants

All Guest Nation applicants will receive complimentary one-year membership for the year that their country serves as the Guest Nation

Required Documents For Applications
  • Current curriculum vitae (word.doc or pdf)
  • A recent photograph (jpeg/jpg or gif.)
  • Sponsor form needed for Active or Research Applications
  • Application fee of $50.00 (USD) 
    Current members applying for a new category, United States active duty military (military waver required), candidate members, guest nation members and members in low and low middle income countries are exempt of fee.    

If you have any questions about membership, or would like to check on the status of your application, please reach out to our Membership Services Project Manager, Kim Erffmeyer, at

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Why Join OTA?

  1. Increase your Level of Expertise
  2. Stay Up to Date With New Treatment Trends & Controversies
  3. Strengthen your Practice Management
  4. Invest in your Career
  5. Increase Leadership and Professional Development
  6. Unite with Colleagues to Form a Strong Voice on Advocacy Issues
  7. Broaden your Professional Network
  8. Give Back to the Orthopaedic Trauma Community
  9. Participate and Shape Research Studies

Who Should Join OTA?

  • Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons:
  • Academic, Community & Clinical
  • Residents, Fellows, Young Practitioners
  • Mid thru Senior Level Surgeons
  • International Surgeons
  • Military Surgeons
  • General Orthopedic Surgeons in Community Practice Who Care for Trauma Victims
  • Physician Assistants (PA’s) & Nurse Practitioners (NP’s)
  • PhD’s and Research Professionals
  • Allied Health Professionals