Leaders of the Orthopaedic Community

Membership in The American Orthopaedic Association is an earned membership that comes at the end of a stringent peer-reviewed process. Fewer than 10% of practicing orthopaedic surgeons have achieved AOA Membership.

AOA Membership

Member Center

Login to the AOA Member’s Only Portal

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Member Benefits

What are the benefits of AOA Membership? See why to join the AOA.

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Nominate a Candidate

Nominations accepted July – September each year.

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Membership Process

Understand what is required.

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Member Types

Learn more about AOA member categories

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Events

AOA News for AOA Members

Slate Nominations: Deadline December 30

AOA members can nominate an Active or Senior member to be a candidate for the offices of Second President Elect, Secretary-Elect, Delegate-At-Large, and Member Position on the Membership Committee (6 year term; succeeds to Chair in Five Years). To submit a nomination, send an email to the AOA containing your name, institution, your candidate’s name, and the office for which you are nominating the candidate.

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Leadership Opportunities for the AOA: Contribute an article to an issue of the 2021 AOA This Week

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The AOA equips orthopaedic surgeons with knowledge and skills necessary to lead effectively in the ever-changing landscape of the healthcare environment.

Members are Fellows of the AOA

Fewer than 6% of orthopaedic surgeons achieve AOA membership. One benefit of being an AOA member is your access to a range of orthopaedic leaders across the specialty.

Just like your MD, DO, FACS, or FACSC, you’ve earned the right to use your Fellow of The American Orthopaedic Association (FAOA) credentials. Make sure to use your FAOA credentials in your bio, on your slides at conferences, and in other places that will help you connect with the select members of the AOA.

Membership Criteria
Membership Criteria

Consideration for AOA membership is thorough and focuses on a candidate’s experience in the five domains.

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Membership Process
Membership Process

Achieving AOA Membership is a peer reviewed process, with eight steps.

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Awards
Awards

AOA presents two awards to recognize a member’s personal achievement and contributions to orthopaedics.

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