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: