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


Which of the OTA Membership categories do you qualify for?
Trauma Practice Professional
(Emeritus and Honorary categories cannot be applied for.)


have voting privileges and are eligible to be a sponsor.


  • 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.    


2021 OTA Membership Dues

Active - $800*
Research - $600*
Clinical  - $700*
* includes JOT subscription
Candidate (post fellowship) - $200**
Candidate (resident and fellowship) - $100**
Trauma Practice Professional - $150**
Emeritus - $0**
Honorary  - $0**
USA Active Military - $0 (upon submission of Military Waiver)

International High Income - $325**
International High Middle Income - $200** 
International Low Middle Income - $10** [effective 2022]
International Low Income - $10** [effective 2022]
International Candidate - $50** High and High Middle Income; $10** [effective 2022] Low and Low Middle Income

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.

*Includes mailed copy of JOT and Rockwood & Green Textbooks
** JOT hard cover subscription available at discounted rate of $99 for Domestic and $114 for International.


Additional Application Forms

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

Guest Nation Applicants

All Guest Nation applicants from Colombia will receive complimentary one-year membership. Applies to 1st time applicants only. 

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