Membership Categories & Benefits

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Be an important part of more than 5,700 Orthopaedic Surgeons and allied health professionals that are dedicated to arthroscopy, minimally invasive surgery and delivering exceptional patient care.

 

Each unique member category finds value in different AANA benefits, which is why the menu of offerings is so broad and expansive. Access these exclusive, members-only benefits and more, when you become an AANA Member:

Access to unique connections and partnerships with the AANA Mentorship Program (Active, Associate, Resident and Fellow Members Only).

 

Click the tabs across the top of the page to find the right member category for you!

 

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Resident/Fellow Member

Benefits & Eligibility

  • NEW! Opportunity to purchase the +CME Subscription that provides unlimited access to the online AANA Learning Center throughout your subscription for only $250 – savings of over $5,500!
  • FREE, members-only access to an online educational video library housing more than 100 videos addressing arthroscopy in each joint.
  • Special member registration rates to attend the AANA Annual MeetingSpecialty Day and more.
  • Discounted online education programs to assist with career advancement, including self-assessment programs that identify knowledge gaps, joint-specific programs that are customized to your learning needs and more.
  • Reduced registration rates for AANA-exclusive meetings and events catered to Residents and Fellows, including the Foundations in Arthroscopy lab courses, Annual Fellows Course and Residents and Fellows Day the AANA Annual Meeting.
  • Scholarship opportunities to attend the AANA Annual Meeting or an AANA cadaver lab course.
  • Career & Practice Management Tools, including tips for writing your CV and interviewing, to help members prepare for the demands of a successful practice.
  • NEW! Access to the AANA DocMatter Community − a global medical platform for high-quality, clinical discussions among AANA members. This secure, private community will allow for open, in-depth discussions between members; from questions on cases to best practices and more, AANA members will now be able to connect with their peers easier than ever before.
  • A built-in network of more than 5,000 peers, including experts in the field of arthroscopy.
  • Online member directory to make connections.
  • NEW! Participate in the AANA Mentorship Program.

Prerequisites

To be eligible for Resident/Fellow membership, you must:

  • Be a medical or osteopathic doctor
  • Be currently enrolled in a certified orthopaedic residency program or a fellowship within North America

 

Dues & Fees

  • As an investment in the future of the field, AANA membership is free for residents and fellows.

 

Obligations of Membership

To maintain your membership, you must:

  • Adhere to all rules, regulations and criteria as outlined in AANA’s Bylaws
  • Participate eagerly and avail yourself of this remarkable opportunity
  • Convert to associate membership upon completion of your training

 

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Candidate Member

Benefits & Eligibility

  • NEW! Opportunity to purchase the +CME Subscription that provides unlimited access to the online AANA Learning Center throughout your subscription for only $250 – savings of over $5,500!
  • Discounted continuing education courses through the online AANA Learning Center, the hub for arthroscopy-focused education.
  • FREE, members-only access to an online educational video library housing more than 100 videos addressing arthroscopy in each joint.
  • Special member registration rates to attend the AANA Annual MeetingSpecialty Day and more.
  • Hands-on, personalized arthroscopic skills training at the cadaver Advanced Lab Courses at member-exclusive prices.
  • Volunteer roles on Committees.
  • Publishing opportunities through the Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgeryand members-only Pearls.
  • Teaching and presenting opportunities at the cadaver lab courses and AANA Annual Meetings.
  • Access to the AANA DocMatter Community − a global medical platform for high-quality, clinical discussions among AANA members. This secure, private community will allow for open, in-depth discussions between members; from questions on cases to best practices and more, AANA members will now be able to connect with their peers easier than ever before.
  • A built-in network of more than 5,000 peers.
  • Online member directory to make connections.
  • NEW! Participate in the AANA Mentorship Program.

Prerequisites

To be eligible for Candidate Membership, you must:

  • Be a medical or osteopathic doctor
  • Have completed an orthopaedic surgery residency
  • Be within two years post-orthopaedic surgery residency completion or within two years post-fellowship,
  • Practice or reside in the continent of North America
  • Were an AANA Resident and/or AANA Fellow Member; cannot apply to be a Candidate Member

 

Dues & Fees

  • Annual dues for Candidate Members are currently $250 per year.

 

Obligations of Membership

To maintain your membership, you must:

  • Pay your dues
  • Adhere to all rules, regulations and criteria as outlined in AANA’s Bylaws
Active Member

Benefits & Eligibility

  • Volunteer leadership roles on Committees and the Board of Directors.
  • Publishing opportunities through the Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery and members-only Pearls.
  • Teaching and presenting opportunities at the cadaver lab courses and AANA Annual Meetings.
  • NEW! Ability to apply for the Fellow of AANA Program, an opportunity to add another prestigious credential to your signature line.
  • NEW! Access to the AANA DocMatter Community − a global medical platform for high-quality, clinical discussions among AANA members. This secure, private community will allow for open, in-depth discussions between members; from questions on cases to best practices and more, AANA members will now be able to connect with their peers easier than ever before.
  • A built-in network of more than 5,000 peers.
  • Online member directory to make connections.
  • NEW! Participate in the AANA Mentorship Program.

Prerequisites

To be eligible for Active Membership, you must:

  • Be a medical or osteopathic doctor
  • Have completed an orthopaedic surgery residency
  • Practice or reside in the continent of North America
  • Be certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the American Osteopathic Association, or the Consejo Mexicano de Orthopedia

 

Required Documents

To submit your application, you will need to upload the following files:

 

Dues & Fees

  • A $100 application fee will be collected when you submit your application.
  • Annual dues for Active Members are currently $750 per year. You will be activated as an Associate Member, pending your approval for Active Membership. Once approved you will automatically be upgraded to Active.
  • Annual Dues for Active U.S. Military Members are currently $250 per year. To qualify for this discount, send a copy of your military ID or letter from your superior officer to membership@aana.org.

 

Obligations of Membership

To maintain your membership, you must:

  • Pay your dues
  • Adhere to all rules, regulations and criteria as outlined in AANA’s Bylaws
  • Attend at least one AANA Annual Meeting within each three year period.

 

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Associate Member

Benefits & Eligibility

  • Volunteer leadership roles on Committees.
  • Publishing opportunities through the Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery and members-only Pearls.
  • Teaching and presenting opportunities at the cadaver lab courses and AANA Annual Meetings.
  • NEW! Access to the AANA DocMatter Community − a global medical platform for high-quality, clinical discussions among AANA members. This secure, private community will allow for open, in-depth discussions between members; from questions on cases to best practices and more, AANA members will now be able to connect with their peers easier than ever before.
  • A built-in network of more than 5,000 peers.
  • Online member directory to make connections.
  • NEW! Participate in the AANA Mentorship Program.

Prerequisites

To be eligible for Associate Membership, you must:

  • Be a medical or osteopathic doctor
  • Have completed an orthopaedic surgery residency
  • Practice or reside in the continent of North America
  • Be certified by or awaiting application for certification by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the American Osteopathic Association, or the Consejo Mexicano de Orthopedia

Dues & Fees

  • Annual dues for Associate Members are currently $750 per year. You will be invoiced for your first year's dues upon approval of your application.
  • Annual Dues for Active U.S. Military Members are currently $250 per year. To qualify for this discount, send a copy of your military ID or letter from your superior officer to membership@aana.org.

Obligations of Membership

To maintain your membership, you must:

  • Pay your dues
  • Adhere to all rules, regulations and criteria as outlined in AANA’s Bylaws
  • Attend at least one AANA Annual Meeting within each three year period.

 

Apply Now

International Member

Benefits & Eligibility

  • Publishing opportunities through the Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery and members-only Pearls.
  • Volunteer leadership roles on Committees and the Board of Directors.
  • Teaching and presenting opportunities at the cadaver lab courses and AANA Annual Meetings.
  • NEW! Access to the AANA DocMatter Community − a global medical platform for high-quality, clinical discussions among AANA members. This secure, private community will allow for open, in-depth discussions between members; from questions on cases to best practices and more, AANA members will now be able to connect with their peers easier than ever before.
  • A built-in network of more than 5,000 peers.
  • Online member directory to make connections.

Prerequisites

To be eligible for International Membership, you must:

  • Be a medical or osteopathic doctor
  • Practice or reside outside the US
  • Be certified by the Orthopaedic Board or College in the country where you practice, or have training that corresponds to that required by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or the Consejo Mexicano de Orthopedia

Dues & Fees

  • Annual dues for International Members are currently $150 per year.
Please reach out to membership@aana.org if you reside in a country listed in the Low Income Economy section on the World Bank Country and Lending Groups to see if you qualify for a reduced rate on your membership, sponsored by the AANA Education Foundation.

 

Obligations of Membership

To maintain your membership, you must:

  • Pay your dues
  • Adhere to all rules, regulations and criteria as outlined in AANA’s Bylaws

 

Apply Now

Affiliate Allied Health Member

Benefits & Eligibility

  • NEW! Opportunity to purchase the +CME Subscription that provides unlimited access to the online AANA Learning Center throughout your subscription for only $250 – savings of over $5,500!
  • FREE, members-only access to an online educational video library housing more than 100 videos addressing arthroscopy in each joint.
  • Special member registration rates to attend the AANA Annual MeetingSpecialty Day and more.
  • Discounted online education programs to assist with career advancement, including self-assessment programs that identify knowledge gaps, joint-specific programs that are customized to your learning needs and more.
  • Reduced registration rates for AANA-exclusive meetings and events catered to Residents and Fellows, including the Foundations in Arthroscopy lab courses, Annual Fellows Course and Residents and Fellows Day the AANA Annual Meeting.
  • Publishing opportunities through the Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery and members-only Pearls.
  • Teaching and presenting opportunities at the cadaver lab courses and AANA Annual Meetings.
  • NEW! Access to the AANA DocMatter Community − a global medical platform for high-quality, clinical discussions among AANA members. This secure, private community will allow for open, in-depth discussions between members; from questions on cases to best practices and more, AANA members will now be able to connect with their peers easier than ever before.
  • A built-in network of more than 5,000 peers.
  • Online member directory to make connections.

Prerequisites

To be eligible for Affiliate Allied Health Member, you must:

  • Be an M.D., D.O., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.V.M., Ed.D., A.T.C., P.A., P.T., R.N. or non-orthopaedic related professional, such as, researchers, research assistants, medical assistants, team and athletic trainers
  • Demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge or contributions in the science of arthroscopy

Dues & Fees

  • Annual dues for Affiliate Allied Health Member are currently $250 per year. You will be invoiced for your first year's dues upon approval of your application.

Obligations of Membership

To maintain your membership, you must:

  • Pay your dues
  • Adhere to all rules, regulations and criteria as outlined in AANA’s Bylaws

 

Apply Now

Senior/Emeritus Member

Benefits & Eligibility

  • NEW! Opportunity to purchase the +CME Subscription that provides unlimited access to the online AANA Learning Center throughout your subscription for only $250 – savings of over $5,500!
  • FREE, members-only access to an online educational video library housing more than 100 videos addressing arthroscopy in each joint.
  • Special member registration rates to attend the AANA Annual MeetingSpecialty Day and more.
  • Discounted online education programs to assist with career advancement, including self-assessment programs that identify knowledge gaps, joint-specific programs that are customized to your learning needs and more.
  • Reduced registration rates for AANA-exclusive meetings and events catered to Residents and Fellows, including the Foundations in Arthroscopy lab courses, Annual Fellows Course and Residents and Fellows Day the AANA Annual Meeting.
  • Scholarship opportunities to attend the AANA Annual Meeting or an AANA cadaver lab course.
  • Career & Practice Management Tools, including tips for writing your CV and interviewing, to help members prepare for the demands of a successful practice.
  • NEW! Access to the AANA DocMatter Community − a global medical platform for high-quality, clinical discussions among AANA members. This secure, private community will allow for open, in-depth discussions between members; from questions on cases to best practices and more, AANA members will now be able to connect with their peers easier than ever before.
  • A built-in network of more than 5,000 peers.
  • Online member directory to make connections.
  • NEW! Participate in the AANA Mentorship Program.

Prerequisites

To be eligible for Senior Membership, you must:

  • Be 65 years or older
  • Have been an AANA Member for over 5 years

To be eligible for Emeritus Membership, you must:

  • Be retired and no longer treating or consulting patients
  • Have been an AANA Member for over 10 years

Dues & Fees

  • Annual dues for Senior Members are currently $375 per year
  • Annual dues for Emeritus Members are waived

Obligations of Membership

To maintain your membership, you must:

  • Pay your dues
  • Adhere to all rules, regulations and criteria as outlined in AANA’s Bylaws

 

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