International 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.
These applicants must meet the following conditions:
1) Practice exclusively in orthopaedic surgery for at least two years in their current geographical location.
2) 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
International members are not eligible to vote, hold office or serve on the Board of Directors. They may act in an advisory capacity.
To retain membership, an international member must pay dues within 120 days of receiving the first dues notice sent each August, and must also attend one sponsored meeting every six years.
Ready to Apply?
If you meet these requirements and would like to apply for International membership, follow the steps below: