Membership


Apply for AOFAS Membership

 

AOFAS is a dynamic community of more than 2,300 foot and ankle orthopaedic specialists from the US, Canada, and around the world. Its members are dedicated to advancing orthopaedic foot and ankle treatment and providing high-quality, ethical care for patients. Membership applications are accepted throughout the year and dues are prorated.
 
AOFAS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, or national origin, or on any basis that would constitute illegal discrimination.


Application Forms

Download the appropriate membership form (PDF format) below. Before you submit an application, please review the membership categories to determine the membership level that fits your needs and career goals.

Active Member
Candidate Member
International Member
Surgeon in Training Member
International Surgeon in Training Member
Allied Health/Associate - Basic Sciences Member
MD Affiliate Member

Your application and all required elements must be submitted to AOFAS via email, fax, or mail. Upon receipt of all application requirements, your documents will be reviewed by the AOFAS Membership Committee and then your name will be presented for final approval to the Board of Directors. You will be notified when your membership has been approved.


Terms of Membership

Membership is considered "current" when annual dues are paid. Non-payment of dues by March 1 will result in suspension of all member privileges pending full payment. Members who have not paid dues by May 1 will be dropped from membership. Reinstatement will require a new application and fee payment. Surgeon in Training and International Surgeon in Training Members are required to apply to elevate to Candidate Member (or Active or International Member as appropriate) by January 1 of the year immediately following completion of training. Failure to do so will result in suspension of member benefits.

For Active, Candidate, and International Members: Through the "Find a Surgeon" search at aofas.org and FootCareMD.org, members of the public seeking a foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon can access your practice/facility name, work address, telephone number, and website (if provided in your Member Profile). You may opt out of this membership benefit upon request.


Member List Rental Disclosure

AOFAS occasionally rents its member work postal mail address listing to providers of medical products and services that may be of interest to members. Each request is considered individually for appropriateness. List rental provides income for Society operations. Email addresses are never provided.