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The OTA membership application is open.

Membership Application

Apply now for the November 15, 2019 submission deadline and become a member by January of 2020.

Scroll down for OTA Annual Dues Structure.

Voting Members of the OTA - Active & Research members voting privileges within the OTA.
Nominations for the 2nd President Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Member-at-Large and Membership
Committee must also be Active or Research Members.

Eligible Sponsors: Active, Research & International Member Listing
Membership Sponsor Form (PDF)
Membership Sponsor Form (Word)
Military Dues Waiver

These resources will help if you need to check your publications:
1. Pub Med 
2. List of Peer Reviewed Journals

Membership will begin July 1st or January 1st following the deadline for those accepted.

Membership Application Requirements:

  • Current curriculum vitae (word.doc or pdf)
  • A recent photograph (jpeg/jpg or gif.)
  • Sponsor form (either one or two forms dependent on category applying for)
  • Application fee of $50.00 (USD) by Visa, MasterCard or AMEX 
    Current members applying for a new category, active duty military (military waver required), candidate members and guest nation members are exempt of fee.

Sponsors need to be:
Active, Research, International Active or one's Residency/or Fellowship Director

How many sponsors needed?
One sponsor: Allied Health, Advanced Practice Professional, Candidate and International applicants
Two sponsors: Active, Associate, Clinical and Research Applicants
No sponsors needed for Associate or Clinical current members transitioning to Active membership

Why Join the 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?

  • 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

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OTA Membership for Guest Nation 
All Guest Nation applicants from Argentina receive complimentary one-year membership dues. Applies to 1st time applicants only.           

Please review the below list of membership categories and requirements to assist you in applying for the appropriate category:


2019 OTA Membership Dues

Active - $750*
Research - $600*
Associate - $650*
Clinical  - $650*
* includes JOT subscription
Candidate (post fellowship) - $200**
Candidate (resident and fellowship) - $100**
Advanced Practice Professional - $150**
Allied Health - $150**
Emeritus - $0**
Honorary  - $0**
Active Military - $0 (upon submission of Military Waiver)

International High Income(*) - $325***
International High Middle Income - $200*** 
International Low Middle Income - $100***
International Low Income - $50***
International Candidate - $50***
*** includes JOT Online Subscription
(*) International High Income:  $325 (2018)

International Dues are based on a tiered dues structure aligned with the World Bank’s country classifications, (click here to learn how the World Bank classifies countries).

** JOT mailed paper journal subscription available at discounted rate


OTA Members will receive a dues invoice by email in December. You may remit payment online or by mail to: OTA at 9400 W. Higgins Road, Suite 305, Rosemont, IL 60018.

If you have any problems logging in;  please email OTA at or call the OTA office 847-698-1631.


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