Active Membership

The requirements for Active Status Membership are:

  • Be a graduate of a College of Osteopathic Medicine accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the AOA.
  • Be licensed to practice Osteopathic Medicine in the state in which said Member practices.
  • Have completed an AOA approved orthopedic residency training program.
  • Be a member of AOA and, shall continue to be a Member in good standing.
  • Meet the current AOA requirements for continuing medical education in Orthopedic Surgery as established by the AOA.

Current annual dues are $350.00.

Associate Membership

The requirements for Associate Status Membership are:

  • Be a graduate of a College of Osteopathic Medicine accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the AOA, or
  • Be a graduate of an approved Allopathic Medical School, or a College recognized and approved by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Office of Education, or
  • Be a graduate of a foreign medical school registered with the World Health Organization.

Associate members shall have voice but no vote in the affairs of the Academy. They may not become an officer or director, but may serve on committees, either as a member or chairmen. They may not serve on the Board of Directors. An applicant who would otherwise be eligible for either Candidate or Active Membership may not become an Associate Member.

  • Current annual dues are $200.00.
Candidate Membership

The requirements for Candidate Status Membership are:

  • Be a graduate of a College of Osteopathic Medicine accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the AOA.
  • Be enrolled in an AOA approved orthopedic residency training program.
  • Be a member of AOA and, shall continue to be a Member in good standing.

No annual dues for Candidate Members. Candidate Membership includes access to the AOAO Case Log System.

Associate Candidate-Resident

The requirements for Associate Candidate-Resident Status Membership are:

  • Be a graduate of a College of Osteopathic Medicine accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the AOA.
  • Be enrolled in an ACGME orthopedic residency training program.

No annual dues for Associate Candidate-Resident Members. This membership includes access to the AOAO Case Log System.

Allied Health Professional Membership

The requirements for Allied Health Professional Status Membership are:

  • Be a graduate of an approved Allied Health Professional school.
  • Be licensed to practice as an Allied Health Professional in their respective field in the state in which such Allied Health Profession practices.

Current annual dues for Allied Health Professionals are $175.00.

Military Membership

The requirements for Military Status Membership are:

  • Be a graduate of a College of Osteopathic Medicine accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the AOA.
  • Be licensed to practice osteopathic medicine in the state in which he/she practices or have documentation of Military or U.S. Public Health practice.
  • Have completed an AOA approved orthopedic residency training program.
  • Be a member of the AOA and shall continue to be a member in good standing.
  • Meet the current AOA requirements for continuing medical education in Orthopedic Surgery as established by the AOA.
  • Be an active, full-time member of the United States Armed Forces.

A requirement of Military Membership is to attend one out of every three Annual Meetings held each fall or one out of every three Postgraduate Seminars held each spring. These meetings provide excellent opportunities to meet your peers, to obtain valuable Continuing Medical Education credits, and to keep up-to-date on the latest in current Osteopathic Orthopedic Surgery techniques.

  • Current annual dues for those in the military service are $200.00.
Student Membership

Student members must be a member in good standing of the national Student American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics and a member in good standing with the American Osteopathic Association.

  • $20 one time fee