Associate Member


A person who holds a degree of doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy and resides in the United States or Canada, and who is, at the time of application, a Fellow in good standing in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, an Active member of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association, or the major national group representing the medical specialty of the proposed Associate Member.

Requirements of Membership:

Associate Members are required to attend at least one Annual Meeting over a three (3) year period.  This requirement is waived after fifteen (15) years of being a member in good-standing.  In addition, Associate Members should review, if requested, for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

Entry – Level Requirements

  • Substantial portion of Clinical Practice involves Shoulder and Elbow.
  • Fellow of AAOS or Active Membership in Canadian Orthopaedic Society and/or Board (AAOS/ABOS/COA).
  • Completed a fellowship in Shoulder Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Hand Surgery, and/or Sports Medicine.
  • 5-years since fellowship (i.e., finish fellowship July 2012; apply for ASES membership in 2017).

Criteria for Membership:
Recommended, but not required.

  • Peer-reviewed publication on shoulder/elbow topic from Residency/Fellowship (i.e. co-authors are attending staff/mentors);
  • Book chapters on a shoulder/elbow topic completed from Residency or Fellowship;
  • Peer-reviewed shoulder/elbow publication based on work at current practice location;
  • Book chapter on shoulder/elbow topic based on work at current practice location;
  • Regional Expert: i.e. shoulder and elbow fellowship director, resident teaching, tertiary care coverage, regional trauma center relationship, etc.;
  • Paper/poster(s) presented at national or international meeting (not journal publications);
  • Lectures presented at national or international level (i.e., Grand Rounds, Rosemont AAOS courses, national shoulder and elbow courses);
  • Attendance within the last five years at ASES open meeting (during the AAOS Annual Meeting), or any ASES co-sponsored course in North American, such as the Biennial Course or an OLC shoulder or elbow course;
  • 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.
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