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, and honorably discharged Orthopaedic surgeons and/or active fellows in a fellowship training program. Also includes non-military and foreign Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Allied Health ($75) – Military or non-military, non-orthopaedic physicians (active practice or retired), military or non-military health care providers, to include, but not limited to, physical therapists (PT), athletic trainers (ATC), physician assistants (PA), and nurse practitioners (NP)

Friends of SOMOS ($200) – Members of the community who have shown a particular interest and support of SOMOS

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 or has retired from practice.

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