Membership Eligibility Requirements and Application

Membership in the Society is a privilege, not a right, which is accorded to a person who meets the qualifications of his or her class of membership.

Active members shall:

  • be a doctor of medicine or osteopathy with a practice in the State of Connecticut under a full and unrestricted license to so practice;
  • be a graduate of an AMA approved medical school, AOA approved school of osteopathic medicine, or have passed an equivalency examination if graduated from a school outside of the United States;
  • have completed an orthopaedic residency program at an AMA approved institution or a program deemed by the Board of Directors in its sole discretion as being an equivalent program;
  • be sponsored by a current physician member of the Connecticut Orthopaedic Society
  • demonstrate continued adherence to the Principles of Medical Ethics as published by the American Medical Association, or AOA Code of Ethics as may be applicable to the practitioner, maintain the highest professional, moral and ethical standards of his/her community; and
  • comply with the dues, fees and assessment requirements established from time to time by the Board of Directors of the Society.
  • Active members are eligible to vote, hold office, serve on committees and sponsor candidates for membership.

Resident/Fellow members shall:

  • be a doctor of medicine or osteopathy who are actively enrolled in a full-time residency program in orthopaedic surgery at an institution approved by the Liaison Committee on Graduate Medical Education or who are in an AMA-approved residency or fellowship program in orthopaedic surgery.
  • Resident/Fellow members are not required to pay dues, fees or assessments. They are not entitled to vote, hold office, serve on committees or sponsor candidates for membership.

Join over 240 Connecticut Orthopaedic Surgeons working together to support the practice and profession of orthopaedics and the thousands of patients cared for by them.

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