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Join the AOSSM Team

Our goal is to help members reach the highest performance level by connecting great resources and great people.

AOSSM is where sports medicine professionals find a passionate and vibrant community — one that helps them grow professionally through education and networking.

4,000+ AOSSM members receive an unparalleled opportunity for exceptional medical education and professional fellowship with widely recognized leaders in sports medicine.

Membership Types


Orthopaedic surgeons that specialize in sports medicine for the last two years in their current geographical location. Additionally, they have current certification by any of the following:

Annual Dues: $850

Apply for Active Membership

*Active Status Upgrade

Candidate members can upgrade their membership to an Active membership after two years of Candidate membership. If you upgrade before five years, the $150 application fee will be waived. Candidates must be current with dues and meeting attendance requirements when upgrading. To upgrade to the Active category, simply email your request and a copy of your board certification letter to [email protected].


Physicians enrolled in or have completed an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship or one year out of a sports medicine fellowship in the United States or Canada.

  • Year 1: Complimentary - thanks to a grant from Össur!
    • New fellows do not need to apply for candidate membership.
    • AOSSM will automatically grant your candidate membership in August of your training year.
  • Year 2: $250
  • Year 3: $450
  • Year 4 & 5: $850

Apply for Candidate Membership


Physicians enrolled in 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 the end of their final residency year.

Annual Dues: Complimentary

Apply for Resident Membership


Non-orthopaedic surgeons or physicians that specialize in sports medicine for the last two years in the United States or Canada.

Annual Dues: $850

Apply for MD-Affiliate Membership


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

Annual Dues: $250

Apply for Affiliate Membership


Orthopaedic surgeons that practice outside the United States or Canada for the last two years in their current geographical location. Additionally, they have certification by their country's national orthopaedic organization.

Annual Dues: $400

Apply for International Membership

Application Details

  • 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 requires attendance of one sponsored meeting every four years (every six years for international members), adherence to the Society by-laws, and maintenance of membership dues.
  • Membership dues are based on a 12-month calendar year (January – December).
  • 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 our membership team.

Has Your Membership Lapsed?

Former members do not need to complete an application to be reinstated. Contact us at [email protected] or 877.321.3500 to rejoin and gain access to your benefits.

Refer a Friend to AOSSM!

Join us in spreading the word about AOSSM membership! Refer a colleague today and encourage them to join our community of orthopaedic professionals dedicated to sports medicine. If your referral joins AOSSM as a new, paid member, you will be recognized at the 2024 Annual Meeting in Denver.

Let's grow our community together!

Refer 1 new member:Refer 2 new members:Refer 3 new members:
Receive recognition and a button at the Annual Meeting in Denver.Receive recognition, a button, and a pair of AOSSM socks at the Annual Meeting in Denver.

Receive everything listed, plus your choice of an AOSSM pullover or polo shirt.

Compete for the Title: It wouldn't be AOSSM without a little friendly competition. When your referrals join AOSSM, you win! The member who refers the most new members will be crowned MVP for the year!

Your Name

Don't worry, we will only use their email address for the purpose of this referral.

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