- Citizen or practice in the US or Canada
- 2 Sponsor Forms * from Active or Research member. One needs to be from different organization than applicant. International member may be one of the two sponsors.
- Passed BODS – be certified by AOBOS, AOBOS or FRCS(S) and hold current certificate.
- Fellow of AAOS, AOA or COA (MD/DO/Canadian MD)
- Lead author of one or co-author of three publications in trauma in past In 5 years
- Spend 50% of time in clinical practice, teaching or research regarding trauma matters
* Current Clinical or Associate member transitioning to Active does not need sponsors