Become an Affiliated Professional Physician Assistant Member

Keep up-to-date with the latest skillsets and research developments in the orthopaedic field to ensure you provide the best care to orthopaedic patients. 

Membership in AAOS provides you with a wide range of resources to support your professional development and provide the highest quality patient care.

Applications now open for Class of 2022.

Deadline to apply is August 31, 2021.

Our Affiliated Professional - PA Members value the Academy's surgical video resources, self-assessment tools, journals, and much more.

Eligibility Requirements for Affiliated Professional - Physician Assistant

To be eligible for AAOS Affiliated Professional - Physician Assistant membership, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be recommended for membership by an AAOS Fellow or Member who provides you with supervision
  • Are a Certified Physician Assistant employed in the U.S. or Canada
  • Comply with the Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations and policy statements as adopted by the AAOS Fellowship and Board of Directors

Application Quick Facts

Application Period
November 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021


Membership Dues
2022 Dues for Affiliated Professional Physician Assistant is $187


Notification Date
October 2021

Realize Your Potential With AAOS Membership

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Self-Assessment Tools & CME

Learn at your own convenience with free access to hundreds of educational resources on the AAOS online learning platform. Make sure you meet and track your CME requirements with options like our self-assessments, OnDemand webinars, surgical techniques, and more. 

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AAOS Annual Meeting

Access hands-on learning opportunities with programming tailored to your needs at our acclaimed Annual Meeting. Network with other professionals in the musculoskeletal health space from around the world. Also available OnDemand and as a Virtual Experience.  

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Orthopaedic Video Theater (OVT)

Balance your workload and your education with free access to more than 1,000 surgical techniques videos from renowned experts from around the world. Viewable on your computer, tablet, or smartphone, OVT will help you stay on top of the latest procedures in musculoskeletal health.  

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Stay informed of the latest developments with peer-reviewed and clinical research, as well as commentaries and author reviews in JAAOS, JAAOS Global, JAAOS Research, JAAOS CME, and on the go with the JAAOS Unplugged podcast.


Career Center

Explore your career options to ensure you find the best fit for your future. Search job opportunities through our online portal, practice your interview skills, or attend a virtual career fair with resources from the AAOS Career Center.


What Is Your AAOS Membership Worth?

AAOS membership offers incredible value. Membership will provide you with a range of exclusive products, programs, services, and discounts that you can use to support the success of your practice.

What You Need To Know When Applying for AAOS Membership

We suggest having approximately 10 minutes to complete your application. If you are unable to complete the application in one sitting, you will need to keep your browser session open to return to the form and continue.

Before you begin your application have the following information and documents available:

  • Education information
  • Certification, license and practice information
  • Name of sponsoring AAOS Fellow/Full Associate Member for whom you work
  • Society memberships
  • Curriculum vitae (pdf to upload)
  • Personal statement

Your AAOS membership runs the calendar year, January 1 to December 31. Membership dues are automatically billed every October for the upcoming membership cycle.

Each year you will be asked to complete an employment confirmation form to confirm your practice with an AAOS Fellow/full Associate Member.

Begin your application now

Do You Have Questions or Need Assistance?

Please contact our Customer and Member Services team or call us at 800-626-6726 today.