Active members are: U.S. or Canadian citizens who are orthopaedic surgeons specializing in sports medicine.
Applicants must meet the following conditions: 

1. Hold current certification by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, or the Canadian equivalent.

2. Candidate applicants wanting to upgrade to active membership must be members for two years. (Please see upgrade application)
3. Applicants must practice exclusively in orthopaedic surgery for at least two years in their current geographical location.
4. Demonstrate a significant contribution and commitment to sports medicine through the following criteria as it relates to their practice:
 Research and publication
 Submission and presentation of papers at sports medicine functions
 Education of persons providing health care to athletes
 Service as a team physician at any level of competition
 Continuing medical education in sports medicine
 Service to local, regional, national or international athletic competitions
 Capacity to work with other members and contribute to the work of the Society
 Compliance with other uniform rules and criteria as established by the Board of Directors or Membership Committee


Active member applicants must be sponsored by two Active Members of the Society, preferably from within your state or practice area. No more than one may be an associate of yours. 

Active members are eligible to vote, and unless specified otherwise, hold office in the Society.

To retain membership, an active member must pay dues within 120 days of receiving the first notice sent out in the fall, and must also attend one sponsored meeting every four years. 

Ready to Apply?

If you meet these requirements and would like to apply for Active membership, follow the steps below:

Download and Complete Forms:
Note: You will upload these later in the application process

 Sponsorship form (Two sponsors needed)
 Team Service Request Form (One form per team)

Review Other Requirements:

 $150 application fee by credit card
 Prorated dues must be paid via credit card to complete application (dues will be prorated through the end of 2021)
 Active members pay $750 annually in dues