Candidate Member


  • Must have completed an ASES recognized shoulder/elbow fellowship, -OR- a shoulder & elbow, sports, arthroscopy, or hand fellowship with an ASES member
  • Must have a current practice whose major focus is shoulder and/or elbow surgery as described in your personal statement.
  • Applicant does not have to be Board certified


Applicants must be sponsored by two current Active Members of ASES

Application Requirements

  • ASES Application
  • Personal Statement
  • CV
  • Shoulder & Elbow CV (no points required)
  • Photo
  • Two current Active Member ASES Sponsors

Application Process

Applicants may apply for Candidate Membership any time after the completion of their fellowship.

  • It is recommended candidates apply within 5 years from the completion of their fellowship.

Term Limits

  • A candidate membership is limited to 5 years.
  • After being a candidate member for a period of 5 years, the candidate membership will expire.
    • Extension of the candidate membership will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
      • Coming out of the pandemic the Membership Committee is conscious of not being able to accomplish some of the mandatory steps for membership and will take this into account with the 5-year Candidate limit on a case-by-base basis
  • A candidate member may apply to advance to Associate member status at any time.

Membership Expectations

  • Candidate members should attend 50% (or more) ASES Annual Meetings and Specialty Day Meetings over each three (3) year period to maintain Candidate membership.
  • Candidate members should be a reviewer for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.
    • If not a reviewer, please contact the editor-in-chief of the journal Dr. Mallon at
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