Affiliate Members

Eligibility:

A person who is a physician or recognized expert, such as a biologist or engineer, who has contributed to the understanding of the shoulder or elbow and who is a resident of the United States or Canada, shall be eligible to become an Affiliate Member.  This person with rare exception will hold an advanced educational degree such as Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Medicine. 

Criteria for Membership (Non-Orthopaedic Medical Doctors):
Recommended, but not required.

  • Substantial portion of Non-Orthopaedic Clinical Practice involves Shoulder and Elbow;
  • Membership in National or Regional Sub-Specialty Medical Society/Association and/or Board;
  • Peer-reviewed publication on Shoulder/Elbow topic published within the last ten (10) years;
  • Journal Review Articles, Case Reports, or Chapters on a Shoulder or Elbow topic published within the last ten (10) years;
  • Regional Expert as evidenced by teaching or speaking at state/provincial, national, or international courses on shoulder and/or elbow topic within the last ten (10) years;
  • Paper presented at local, national, or international courses on shoulder and/or elbow topic within the last five (5) years;
  • Attendance at ASES Open Meeting/Specialty Day (during AAOS Annual Meeting) within the last ten (10) years;
  • Other Considerations: Attributes that would be helpful for consideration, includes but not limited to: traveling fellowships, awards related to shoulder and elbow surgery, fellowship director, residency director, department chair, shoulder and elbow expert in underrepresented area.

Criteria for Membership (Basic Science Researchers):
Recommended, but not required.

  • Substantial portion of past and current Basic Science Research involves shoulder and elbow topics;
  • Doctorate in field of expertise;
  • Peer-reviewed publication on Shoulder/Elbow topic published within the last ten (10) years (JSES, JBJS, CORR, AJSM, Arthroscopy, JArthroplasty, JOR, JAAOS);
  • Journal Review Articles, Case Reports, or Chapters on a Shoulder or Elbow topic published within the last ten (10) years;
  • Regional Expert as evidenced by teaching or speaking at state/provincial, national, or international courses on shoulder and/or elbow topic within the last ten (10) years;
  • Paper presented at local, national, or international courses within the last five (5) years;
  • Editorial Reviewer for JSES or other National/Regional Shoulder Journal;
  • Attendance at ASES Open Meeting/Specialty Day (during AAOS Annual Meeting) within the last ten (10) years;
  • Other Considerations: Attributes that would be helpful for consideration, includes but not limited to: traveling fellowships, awards related to shoulder and elbow surgery, fellowship director, residency director, department chair, shoulder and elbow expert in underrepresented area.