Become A Member
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The Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society welcomes members of all genders.

 

We are proud to include many past and future leaders of the AAOS within our membership.

 

Please complete the on-line application, upload any required supporting doucmentation, and submit the form direclty to RJOS. 

 

To change information in your membership record, please complete the Member Change Request Form.

 

I Belong to RJOS Because….

RJOS has launched a new campaign entitled “I Belong to RJOS Because...” The Membership Committee is celebrating members by featuring photos of members at work or in daily life and through brief statements about why members belong to RJOS. Our goal is to have images or statements from you, the prominent leaders of the Society. Please join this campaign by submitting your information using the links below.

All photos may be submitted to rjos@aaos.org. When submitting photos, please send a signed copy of the Photo Release.  We will not be able to use photos if we have not formally received your permission this way. If others (colleagues, patients, and minors) are included in your photo, we will need to receive a separate photo release form for each individual.

 

Member Categories:

Open to physicians certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, and pursuing careers exclusively in orthopaedic surgery principally in the United States of America or Canada.

Benefits of Active Membership include:
- Networking with other RJOS members at all levels
- Grant opportunities to support research endeavors
- Opportunities to both mentor and be mentored by women in orthopaedics
- Access to RJOS professional development resources
- Leadership opportunities

Open to physicians not yet certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada who are pursuing careers exclusively in orthopaedic surgery in the United States of America or Canada.  

Benefits of Candidate Membership include:
- Networking with other RJOS members at all levels
- Grant opportunities to support research endeavors
- Opportunities to both mentor and be mentored by women in orthopaedics, especially as it relates to mentorship/guidance/advice regarding board certification
- Access to RJOS professional development resources
 - Leadership opportunities 

Open to persons who are not eligible for any other class of membership, but who have a strong interest in orthopaedics and who support the purpose and goals of the Society.  Affiliate members shall include, but are not limited to, PhDs, research scientists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, primary care physicians and other non-physicians.

Benefits of Affiliate Membership include:
- Networking with other women across various roles within orthopaedics
- Creating connections and communication between various organizations promoting women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields
- Access to cutting edge orthopedic content through newsletters and webinars, such as enhancing diversity within the orthopedic community, addressing imposter syndrome, and caring for unique patient populations
- Access to further professional development online resources
- Access to the RJOS Leadership Symposium

 

Open to those physicians who are pursuing careers exclusively in orthopaedic surgery outside of the United States of America or Canada.

Benefits of Corresponding Membership include:
- Access to cutting edge orthopedic content through newsletters and webinars, such as enhancing diversity within the orthopedic community, addressing imposter syndrome, transitioning practices, caring for unique patient populations
- Access to further professional development online resources
- Networking towards orthopaedic career opportunities within the United States
 - Access to the RJOS Leadership Symposium

 

Open to physicians who are participating in orthopaedic residency and fellowship training programs.

Benefits of Resident or Fellow Membership include:
- Networking with other RJOS members at all levels
- Scholarship opportunities to attend the RJOS Annual Meeting
 - Grant opportunities to support research endeavors
- Opportunities to both mentor and be mentored by women in orthopaedics
- Online resources and webinars geared towards applying to fellowships and to first jobs
- Access to the RJOS Ambassador Program, which matches graduating residents and fellows entering their first year of clinical practice with a senior surgeon mentor

 

Open to individuals enrolled in a United States or Canadian-accredited undergraduate or graduate school.

Benefits of Medical Student Membership includes:
Career mentoring resources which can lead to research opportunities, career coaching, and professional development
 - Unique leadership opportunities within a national orthopaedic organization
- Scholarship opportunities to attend the RJOS and AAOS annual meetings
- Online resources and webinars directed towards building community and belonging, confidence, and culturally diverse environments within orthopaedics
- The Medical Student Guide for Orthopaedic Surgery, created specifically for medical students pursuing a successful career in orthopaedics