Join OTA


Application is currently closed.

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


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


have voting privileges and are eligible to be a sponsor.

Current OTA Membership Dues

United States and Canada
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)

High Income - $325**
High Middle Income - $200** 
Low Middle Income - $10**
Low Income - $10**
High and High Middle Income Candidate - $50** 
Low and Low Middle Income Candidate - $10**

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. 

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.    
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