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  • Associate Membership

    Associate members are: International orthopaedic surgeons practicing outside of the United States or Canada who are certified in orthopaedic surgery and members of their country's national orthopaedic organization, or osteopaths not qualified to be Active Members but certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

    These applicants must meet the following conditions:

    • Practice exclusively in orthopaedic surgery for at least two (2) years in their current geographical location.
    • Demonstrate a significant contribution and commitment to sports medicine as required of active members and as otherwise established by the Board of Directors and Membership Committee


    To be considered, applicants need to provide demographic, practice and educational information and document their involvement in sports medicine through:

    • Service as team physician at any level of competition;
    • Service to local, regional, national and international athletic competitions;
    • Education of persons providing health care to athletes;
    • Continuing medical education in sports medicine;
    • Research and publication; or
    • Submission and presentation of papers at sports medicine functions


    Associate members are not eligible to vote, hold office or serve on the Board of Directors. They may act in an advisory capacity and unless specified otherwise, may serve on committees with vote.


    If you meet the requirements for Associate Membership, submit the application and following required materials online.


    Your application is not complete until the Society office has received your sponsor letters, completed team forms, completed application, application fee, and prorated dues.

    If you have additional questions regarding membership, please contact the AOSSM Membership Department.