Become a Member

AOSSM is where sports medicine professionals find a passionate and vibrant community — one that helps them grow professionally through education and networking. Our goal is to help members reach the highest performance level by connecting great resources and great people. Nearly 4,000 AOSSM members receive an unparalleled opportunity for exceptional medical education and professional fellowship with widely recognized leaders in sports medicine.

Join the AOSSM team by applying for one of the following membership types today!

Active

Orthopaedic surgeons that specialized in sports medicine for the last two years in their current geographical location. In addition to a current certification by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (AOBOS), or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and citizens of the United States or Canada.
Annual dues are $850.

Candidate

Physicians enrolled in or have completed an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship or one year out of fellowship in the United States or Canada.
Dues:
Year 1: complimentary during the fellowship year
Year 2: $250
Year 3: $450
Year 4 & 5: $850

Active Status Upgrade
Candidate members can upgrade their membership to an Active membership after two years. If you upgrade before five years, the $150 application fee will be waived. Candidates must be current with dues and meeting attendance requirements.

Resident

Physicians enrolled in or have completed an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved orthopaedic residency program in the United States or Canada. Residents are required to upgrade to the Candidate category of membership by July 31 of their final residency year.
Annual dues are complimentary.

MD-Affiliate

Surgeons that do not specialize in sports medicine for the last two years in their current geographical location and are citizens of the United States or Canada.
Annual dues are $850.

International

Orthopaedic surgeons that practice outside the United States or Canada for the last two years in their current geographical location. In addition to current certification by their country's national orthopaedic organization.
Annual dues are $400.

Affiliate

An allied professional not qualifying for other membership categories interested in or contributing to the knowledge of sports medicine.
Annual dues are $250.

To retain membership, obey the Society by-laws, stay current with membership dues, and attend one sponsored meeting every four years (international membership is every six years).

Note:
Active, International, Affiliate and MD-Affiliate members will be asked to have one signed sponsorship form and include team service forms for any team service provided.
Candidate and Resident members will be asked to complete a director reference form.

Membership dues are based on a 12-month calendar year (January – December).
The price of membership in AOSSM varies by category.
No portion of membership dues is allocated to lobbying by the AOSSM.

Please allow a few weeks for the review of your application. Please note that applications submitted in June and July may be delayed in processing due to the AOSSM Annual Meeting. To inquire about the status of your application, please contact Jeff Boyle.