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The OTA membership application is now closed. The next membership application will open in January 2020.  
Membership will begin July 1st or January 1st following the deadline for those accepted.

Which of the 6 OTA Membership categories do you qualify for?
Trauma Practice Professional
(Emeritus and Honorary categories cannot be applied for.)

2020 Membership Categories and Requirements


Scroll down for OTA Annual Dues Structure.

Voting Members of the OTA - Active & Research members have the voting privileges within the OTA..

Eligible Sponsors: Active and Research Members

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 Application Requirements:

  • 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) 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.

How many sponsors needed? 
One sponsor: form is needed by Active and Research Applicants
Only Active and Research members can be a sponsor.

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 Colombia receive complimentary one-year membership dues. Applies to 1st time applicants only.           

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


2020 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**
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 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 of $90 for Domestic and $107 for International.

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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