Become an AAOS International Resident Associate Member

With AAOS Membership you will gain international training to expand and complement your current practice. Membership provides you with even more resources to perfect your surgical techniques, help you prepare to secure International Fellowship, and provide the best patient care possible during and post-residency.

More Peer-Reviewed Research
More Specialty Orthopaedic Videos and Online Learning
More Orthopaedic Surgical Knowledge Than Ever
More Patient Safety Resources Than Ever

International Resident Associate Membership applications are closed. Applications will open November 1, 2022.

Our International Resident Associate Members value the Academy's educational resources like JAAOS, OVT, webinars, and more.

Eligibility Requirements for International Resident Associate Membership

Pre-screen Requirements: In order to comply with its legal obligations, AAOS will check the names of interested applicants against the United States Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) Sanctions List. Individuals listed on the OFAC Sanctions List are not eligible for membership. Additionally, individuals from countries against which OFAC has issued comprehensive sanctions (including Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and the Crimea Region of Ukraine) are not eligible for membership. The completion of this form is required in order to be considered for AAOS Membership. 

Once approved, you must meet the following eligibility criteria to complete your online application 

  • Be a physician residing outside of the United States or Canada who has commenced the study of orthopaedics; has the intention of applying for Associate Member International
  • Be enrolled in an orthopaedic residency program recognized by the national orthopaedic organization of the country in which the residency program is located, or who has successfully completed such an orthopaedic residency and is in a non-U.S. or Canadian fellowship program
  • 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

Recruitment Period
November 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022



Membership Dues
2022 Dues for Membership are $265



Notification Date
Applications are reviewed weekly during the application period.

What You Need To Know When Applying for International Resident Associate Membership

After you complete the pre-screening process and are approved, please include a Curriculum Vitae with your application submission. International Resident Associate Membership is held for a five-year maximum following residency.

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

Realize Your Potential With International Resident Associate Membership

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Stay Current With JAAOS

Hear from worldwide experts and stay up-to-date with high quality original research, clinical trials, case reports, and review articles with JAAOS, JAAOS Global, JAAOS Research, JAAOS CME, plus listen to yellow journal authors while on-the-go with the JAAOS Unplugged podcast.

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Master New Skills

Complement your hands-on residency training and master new skills with the more than 1,000 surgical technique videos on Orthopaedic Video Theater. Search videos by practice specialty to personalize your experience and get refreshers on hundreds of topics.

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Learn the Latest Techniques

Find step-by-step details on new and established surgical techniques with your free access to the Techniques Journals. Access our online learning platform for play-by-play, self-directed programs that provide real-world applications from actual patient cases and complications.


Access Long-Distance Learning

Study at your own pace, anytime, anywhere with Webinars OnDemand, quality recordings of our highly rated educational programs. Watch 60- to 90-minute online events that provide insights into all orthopaedic specialties plus practice management, quality, and more.

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Improve Patient Safety

Improve clinical decision-making, patient discussions, and patient safety with resources like the Pain Alleviation Toolkit, Surgical Risk Reduction Toolkit, Clinician Checklists and more. Enhance your patient education with quality articles, videos, and handouts on

What Is Your International Resident Associate Membership Worth?

International Resident Associate Membership offers incredible value. Membership will provide you with a range of exclusive products, services, and resources that can help you build your skills, find a fellowship, and accelerate your career.

Do You Have Questions or Need Assistance?

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