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Membership Categories

Active Membership | Associate Membership | Candidate Membership
Allied Health Professional Membership | Military Membership

Online membership applications are available below.

Online Membership Application Form

Online Student Membership Application Form

Printable membership applications must be completed, printed, signed and mailed to:

AOAO
2209 Dickens Road
Richmond, VA 23230-2005

 

Active Membership

The requirements for Active Status Membership are:

  • Graduation from a College of Osteopathic Medicine approved by the American
    Osteopathic Association;

  • Licensed to practice osteopathic medicine in the state in which you practice. (Except
    when there is documentation of military or U.S. Public Health practice.);

  • Board Certified or Board eligible by the American Osteopathic Association through the
    American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery;

  • Member of the American Osteopathic Association and its divisional and local
    societies, and if elected to membership, shall continue to be a member in good
    standing with each of the above named organizations;

  • AOAO candidate member or meet the requirements thereof; and,
    Meet the current AOA requirements for Orthopedic Surgery training.

Current annual dues are $350.00. Dues are payable only after AOAO Board of Directors' approval of the membership application.

Benefits of Being An AOAO Member:

  • We are the sole political voice representing Osteopathic Orthopedic
    Surgeons within the structure of the American Osteopathic Association
    (AOA).

  • You are assured of two outstanding CME programs every year, devoted
    exclusively to our specialty, as well as business and practice tips.

  • You have representation and continual scrutiny of legislative events, both
    Federal and state, that affect you as an osteopathic orthopod, with the
    assurance of intervention when needed.

  • You can be certain that all orthopedic educational programs – graduate
    and postgraduate - - are constantly monitored, and troubleshooting is
    available when needed.

  • You have available to you membership in one of six orthopedic specialty
    sections: Adult Reconstructive, Pediatric, Sports Medicine, Foot and Ankle
    Surgery, Hand Surgery and Spine, along with their specialty educational
    programs.

  • You will be kept abreast of your specialty and our organization through our
    excellent publication – The Orthopod.

  • You can be certain that all educational programs are under observation for
    quality and the observation of accreditation requirements.

  • You have the backing of and association with over 1,200 osteopathic
    orthopedic surgeons – all with similar concerns and problems.

  • You will know that your training programs are producing outstanding
    orthopods. There are 29 approved residency programs, training over 300
    new residents every year.

  • You will know that a strong organization is available to you in support of
    your training, your programs and assistance with accreditation problems.

  • You will be represented by a significant, single-purpose organization at all
    levels in the osteopathic profession to protect your status and practice.
    You will have the same strong representation in all professional and public
    matters, from licensure to legislative matters to professional image.

  • An opportunity to become a Fellow in the AOAO.

Continuing Education Requirements for Active Members:

  1. Shall register and attend one out of every three Annual Meetings held each fall;
    and

  2. Shall register and attend one out of every three Postgraduate Seminars held each
    spring

  3. Failure to meet the requirement of registration and attendance:
    a. Shall be timely notified in writing of non-compliance
    b. Shall be presented to the Board for appropriate action

Click here for a Printable Membership Application Form.

Click here to complete the Online Membership Application Form.

Click here to complete the Online Student Membership Application Form.

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Associate Membership

The requirements for Associate Status Membership are:

  • Graduation from a College of Osteopathic Medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association; OR

  • Graduation from an Allopathic Medical School or College recognized and approved by an accrediting agency recognized by the United State Office of Education, OR

  • Graduation from a foreign medical school registered with the World Health Organization.

  • Licensed to practice Osteopathic or Allopathic medicine in the state in which you practice.
    (Except when there is documentation of military or U.S Public Health practice.);

  • Board Certified or Board Eligible by the appropriate certifying board of either the American Osteopathic Association or the American Board of Medical Specialists.

  • If an Osteopathic physician member of the American Osteopathic Association and its
    divisional and local societies, and if elected to membership, shall continue to be a member in good standing with each of the above-named organizations;

  • If an Allopathic physician, member of the appropriate Specialty College of the American Medical Association or the Canadian Medical Association, and if elected to membership continue to be a member in good standing of the above organizations;

Among the many benefits to you as an AOAO Member are the following:

  • Credentials;

  • Quality educational opportunities through our Annual Postgraduate Seminars held each
    spring, and also through the Annual Meeting held each fall;

  • Discounts while attending our educational meetings;

  • A political voice in the American Osteopathic Association and elsewhere;

  • Friendship and fellowship with other Members;

  • AOAO protects your specialty training; and,

  • The Orthopod of the AOAO, which is expanding with every issue and presents up-to-date news affecting our specialty.

Current annual dues are $200.00. Dues are payable only after AOAO Board of Directors’ approval of the membership application.

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.

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Candidate Membership

The requirements for Candidate Status Membership are:

  • Be a graduate of a College of Osteopathic Medicine approved by the American
    Osteopathic Association;

  • Be enrolled in an American Osteopathic Association approved orthopedic residency
    training program;

  • Be a member of the American Osteopathic Association and if elected to membership
    shall continue to be a member in good standing.

Among the many benefits to you as an AOAO Member are the following:

  • Credentials;

  • Quality educational opportunities through our Annual Postgraduate Seminars held
    each spring, and also through the Annual Meeting held each fall;

  • Discounts while attending our educational meetings;

  • AOAO protects your specialty training;

  • The AOAO orthopod, which is expanding with every issue and presents up-to-date
    news affecting our specialty.

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

The AOAO Annual Postgraduate Seminar held each spring and the Annual Meeting held
each fall provide excellent opportunities to meet with your peers, and to keep up-to-date on
the latest in current Osteopathic Orthopedic Surgery techniques.

Click here for a Printable Membership Application Form.

Click here to complete the Online Membership Application Form.

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Allied Health Professional Membership

The requirements for Allied Health Professional Status Membership are:

  • Be a graduate of a allied health professional school;

  • Be licensed to practice as a allied health professional in the state where he/she
    resides;

  • Be certified as a allied health professional

  • Be in good standing with the state board where he/she is licensed;

  • Complete an application which will be supplied by the American Osteopathic Academy
    of Orthopedics;

  • Be permitted to attend the educational and scientific meetings and the social functions
    of the Academy, but shall have no voice or vote in the affairs of the Academy;

  • Submit a letter of recommendation from an active member of the Academy.

Among the many benefits to you as an AOAO Member are the following:

  • Credentials;

  • Quality educational opportunities through our Annual Postgraduate Seminars held
    each spring, and also through the Annual Meeting held each fall;

  • Discounts while attending our educational meetings;

  • Networking with orthopedic surgeons and other orthopedic Physician Assistants;

  • AOAO protects your specialty training;

  • The Orthopod of the AOAO, which is expanding with every issue and presents up-todate
    news affecting our specialty.

Current annual dues for Allied Health Professionals are $175.00. Dues are payable only after AOAO Board of Directors' approval of the membership application.

The AOAO Annual Postgraduate Seminar held each spring and the Annual Meeting held
each fall provide excellent opportunities to meet with your peers, to obtain valuable
Continuing Medical Education credits, and to keep up-to-date on the latest in current
Osteopathic Orthopedic Surgery techniques.

Email AOAOmembership@societyhq.com for more information on applying for this membership category.

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Military Membership

The requirements for Military Status Membership are:

  • An active, full-time member of the United States Armed Forces;

  • Graduation from a College of Osteopathic Medicine approved by the American
    Osteopathic Association;

  • Licensed to practice osteopathic medicine in the state in which you practice. (Except
    when there is documentation of military or U.S. Public Health practice.);

  • Board Certified or Board eligible by the American Osteopathic Association through the
    American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery;

  • Member of the American Osteopathic Association, and if elected to membership, shall
    continue to be a member in good standing with the AOA;

  • AOAO candidate member or meet the requirements thereof; and,

  • Meet the current AOA requirements for Orthopedic Surgery training.

Among the many benefits to you as an AOAO Member are the following:

  • Credentials;

  • Quality educational opportunities through our Annual Postgraduate Seminars held
    each spring, and also through the Annual Meeting held each fall;

  • Discounts while attending our educational meetings;

  • A political voice in the American Osteopathic Association and elsewhere;

  • Friendship and fellowship with other Members;

  • AOAO protects your specialty training;

  • The Orthopod of the AOAO, which is expanding with every issue and presents up-todate
    news affecting our specialty; and,

  • An opportunity to become a Fellow in the AOAO.

Current annual dues for those in the military service are $200.00. Dues are payable only after AOAO Board of Directors' approval of the membership application. This is a reduction of $150.00 from the
dues paid by the private practice.

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.

Click here for a Printable Membership Application Form.

Click here to complete the Online Membership Application Form.

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