SOMOS Membership

SOMOS currently has over 500 Active members. All members must be of good professional, moral and ethical standing in the community. In addition, each member must embrace the mission and practice the principles of SOMOS. Members include active duty, residents, reservists, retired and honorably discharged orthopaedic surgeons and physicians assistants of the US and Allied Military as well as civilian surgeons and allied health professionals who have demonstrated interest in the advancement of military medicine.

Membership Categories and Rates

Active ($195) - Active duty, reserve, retired, or honorably discharged Orthopaedic surgeons and/or active fellows in a fellowship training program of the United States Military.

Allied ($195) - Active duty, reserve, retired, or honorably discharged Orthopaedic surgeons and/or active fellows in a fellowship training program of a Foreign Military.

Affiliate ($75) – Physician assistants, physical therapists, non-orthopaedic physicians, and other health professionals (military or civilian) who have demonstrated interest in the advancement of military medicine and the mission of SOMOS.

Associate ($175) - Civilian orthopaedic surgeons, either active in practice or retired

Resident ($0) - Physicians who are in active orthopaedic surgery residency training programs who satisfy the following criteria:

  • Orthopaedic resident surgeons in good standing who are in an active duty military training program or
  • Orthopaedic resident surgeons who are in civilian residency training programs (both in the United States and abroad) who are affiliated with the Armed Forces (such as military funding for residency/medical school/or full time out service training).

Emeritus ($0) - Emeritus Membership may be conferred by the Board of Directors upon an Active Member who has reached the age of 65 and has retired from active practice.

Currently, SOMOS membership is available to medical health providers only. If you are an industry vendor who is interested in being active with SOMOS, please view our meeting exhibit information.

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