Membership Categories

Choose the membership that fits you:

Active
  • Criteria: Board-certified medical or osteopathic physicians practicing in North America who perform more than 50 arthroscopic procedures per year.
  • Enrollment: Elected annually during the spring meeting of the Board of Directors.
  • Best For: Those who wish to demonstrate and maintain their expertise in arthroscopy.
Associate
  • Criteria: Medical or osteopathic physicians practicing in North America who have completed an orthopaedic surgery residency and are board-eligible or board-certified.
  • Enrollment: Open; one becomes a member as soon as their application is approved.
  • Best For: Early careerists, those who wish to try AANA out, and those who want to access member benefits right away.
Resident/Fellow
  • Criteria: Medical or osteopathic physicians who are currently enrolled in an orthopaedic residency or fellowship program within North America.
  • Enrollment: Open; one becomes a member as soon as their application is approved.
  • Best For: Residents and Fellows who want a competitive edge.
International
  • Criteria: Medical or osteopathic physicians outside the US who are certified by the Orthopaedic Board or college in the country where they practice.
  • Enrollment: Open; one becomes a member as soon as their application is approved.
  • Best For: Those who wish to access member benefits and receive discounted rates on meetings and events.
Advanced Practitioner
  • Criteria: Medical professionals who are not orthopaedic surgeons.
  • Enrollment: Open; one becomes a member as soon as their application is approved.
  • Best For: Non-Orthopaedic-Surgeon Physicians as well as PAs, PTs, ATCs and others who contribute to patient care.