• Be a citizen of or practice in the US or Canada
  • Upload one Sponsor Form*  from Active or Research member
  • Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, or the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada-Orthopaedics and hold a current certificate.
  • Be a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Canadian Orthopaedic Association or a Diplomat of the American Osteopathic Association
  • Have served as the lead author of at least one, or co-author of at least three scientific publication(s) in the field of or related to orthopaedic trauma, published in a peer reviewed journal. (Timeline of publication restrictions no longer applies)
  • Spend 50% of time in clinical practice, teaching and/or research regarding matters directly related to orthopaedic traumatology
  • Maintain a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the US or Canada, or give evidence of full-time medical service in the federal government, which does not require licensure
  • At the time of application for Active membership, the applicant must be actively participating in their hospital call panel and personally provide emergency on-call services


Current member transitioning to Active from Clinical or Candidate must submit one sponsor form and will not pay the $50 application fee.