Benefits of AAS Membership
- Active and Candidate members are eligible to apply for annual and biannual research grants awarded by the society. These grants not only provide substantive funding for current research, the results may earn larger awards from other entities.
- All members are eligible for discounts on registration fees at the annual meetings.
- A subscription to the Journal of Surgical Research is included in the membership fees for Active members and available at a reduced price to all other member types.
- A quarterly email newsletter is sent via email to all members.
- Candidate members may attend the “Fundamentals of Surgical Research,” for a very low registration fee. This one-day course provides a blueprint for developing a successful research career as well as networking opportunities for participants.
- Annual meetings are structured to maximize interactions between colleagues and professionals. Surgeon scientists in all levels of their career attend the meeting, where networking is truly enjoyable as well as educational.
- Active members are eligible to become involved in the leadership of the society immediately, allowing members to acquire the necessary skills for association leadership.
For more information regarding AAS Membership, please contact Membership Services or call 310-437-1606 ext. 110
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Just review the different levels of membership below to select the one that you are qualified for and then click on the “Fill Out An Application Form” button to begin the application.
- January review: December 15th
- April review: March 15th
- July review: June 15th
- October review: September 15th
To upgrade from Candidate Membership to Active Membership, please contact the Membership Dept at [email protected]
Individuals become eligible for Active Membership in the Association at the Chief Resident/Fellowship level of training, or upon accepting a faculty position in surgery or one of the surgical specialties. Also, basic science faculty members with an MD or Ph.D. who actively participate in surgical research are eligible for Active Membership. Active Membership is offered to surgeons from the time they assume a faculty position for a period of 12 years thereafter. Member dues are $400 per year and include a subscription to the Journal for Surgical Research (JSR). Active members may vote in all elections and in all decisions pertaining to constitutional amendments, bylaws changes, or other questions before the Association.
Active Duty Military
Individuals who are members of the US Military on active duty are eligible for discounted dues rates. These members will receive all the benefits of Active Membership, except the journal subscription. A subscription to the online JSR can be obtained at a discounted rate of $40 a year. Please contact Member Services if renewing an existing membership to receive the discount.
International Tier 1- 4
The International membership category has now been sub-divided into Tiers 1 through 4, with corresponding dues rates. The Tiers are determined by the World Bank/International Monetary Fund using global economic factors including GDP. For a list of countries in each Tier, click here. These members will receive all the benefits of Active Membership, except the online journal subscription. An online subscription to JSR can be obtained at a discounted rate of $40 a year.
After 12 years of service, Active Members of AAS will proceed to Senior Membership.
Senior members may present at meetings and may participate as advisers and mentors, but do not vote at the annual business meeting and cannot hold office. Dues are $150 per year, and an online subscription to the JSR can be added for a discounted rate of $40 a year. First time applicants who are 12 or more years beyond their first faculty appointments may be admitted to senior status upon recommendation of their departmental chair and upon approval by the Membership Committee.
Individuals who are not surgeons or faculty (i.e. not eligible for active membership) are eligible for affiliate membership if they participate in surgical research or support another of the academic missions (e.g., education) of a Department of Surgery. The period of active Affiliate Membership shall last for a total of 12 years from the time the individual completed their professional training. After 12 years, Affiliate Members superannuate to senior membership status. If an individual who otherwise qualifies for Affiliate Membership wishes to join more than 12 years after completing their professional training, they can apply as a senior member. Affiliate members do not participate in the Annual Business Meeting and are not eligible to participate in committees or serve on the Executive Council. Dues are $150 per year, and an online subscription to the JSR can be added for a discounted rate of $40 a year.
Surgical residents interested in pursuing an academic career are eligible for Candidate membership. Dues are $50 per year, and an online subscription to the JSR can be added for a discounted rate of $40 a year. When the resident progresses to the senior or chief resident level, the individual may apply for or upgrade to active membership in the Association. Active membership entitles Senior Residents and Fellows to vote in all elections and in all decisions pertaining to constitutional amendments, bylaws changes, or other questions before the Association.
Medical students interested in pursuing a career in academic surgery are eligible for membership. Medical Student members may participate fully in all the activities of the Association with the exception of voting and serving on committees. Annual dues for Medical Student Members are $25, and students may subscribe to an online subscription to JSR at a discounted rate of $40 a year. When the medical student becomes a surgical resident, s/he can apply to upgrade to Candidate Membership.
If you require assistance with selecting the appropriate Member Type, please contact Member Services by phone 310-437-1606 ext. 110 or email [email protected]