Candidate Member – Annual Dues: $575 (US funds)
Candidate Member/Military* – Annual Dues: $350 (US funds)
Medical doctors (MD) or doctors of osteopathy (DO) and graduates of orthopaedic residency programs who are board-eligible and intend to pursue certification by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) or the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery (AOBOS) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).
This category is right for you if you:
Are a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) or the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO) or the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA)
Have an interest in the advancement of orthopaedic knowledge of treatment and conditions of the foot and ankle
Are a practicing orthopaedic surgeon
Candidate Membership is limited to five (5) years following completion of training, including postgraduate fellowships. Upon obtaining certification by ABOS, AOBOS, or RCPSC, Candidate Members may elevate to to Active Membership.
Candidate Members shall have the right to serve on committees of the Society but shall not have the right to vote or be eligible to hold office.Download the Application
*Candidate Military Members may submit documentation showing they are on active military duty to receive discounted dues rates and retain all member benefits during their term(s) of service. The reduced rate will begin the year after the application is submitted.
Following service, the member will be reinstated to their previous membership category and will return to paying full member dues.