The Hip Society's membership is invitational.  Candidates are identified by current members, and after an initial review by the Membership Committee Chair, may be invited to apply.  Annually, only up to six (6) new Active members are inducted into the Society.  The size of the Society is limited in its bylaws to no more than 100 Active members and 25 Adjunct members.  Candidates undergo a rigorous review, and the process is competitive.  Being a member of The Hip Society is an honor and a privilege, and a recognition of one's professional achievements.

New members are expected to serve our patients and our profession by actively participating in the educational activities of the Society and continuing to advance research in our field.

  1. Shall have an interest in the advancement of scientific knowledge of the hip joint in health and disease, as demonstrated by substantial accomplishments, such as pertinent studies, writing, lectures, leadership, and other teaching or research activities.
  2. Additional factors that will be evaluated while considering the strength and merit of each candidate are:
    1. Administrative and leadership activities. Such activities include appointments as residency/fellowship director, departmental chair, division chief, professional society leader (committee chair, board member, president), and editorial board member.
    2. Highest professional reputation, regard and respect of colleagues and peers. The Membership Committee expects candidates to demonstrate gravitas of professional conduct and demeanor, and highest regard within their professional community.
    3. Ethics. Successful candidates shall be known and regarded in their professional communities for their honesty, responsibility, ethics, and fairness, and shall adhere to the Principles of Medical Ethics in Orthopaedic Surgery and Code of Medical Ethics and Professionalism for Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
  3. Shall be an Active Fellow Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) or the Canadian Orthopedic Association (COA).
  4. Shall have had a minimum of three (3) years of practice following admission to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) or the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) with major clinical experience in hip surgery.
  5. Must perform a minimum of one hundred (100) hip procedures in each of the preceding three (3) years prior to application.
  6. Must possess a minimum of ten (10) peer reviewed total hip related publications (PubMed searchable) in the most recent five (5) years prior to nomination with at least five (5) of these being first or last author, and a representation of peer-reviewed publications throughout his/her career.

  1. Shall be a physician or scientist who has made outstanding contributions to the knowledge of the hip joint.
  2. Shall have had a minimum of five (5) years of research experience with major emphasis on the hip joint following attainment of an advanced university degree.

In deference to the International Hip Society, The Hip Society does not have an international membership category.

The membership cycle begins at the conclusion of Summer (Closed) Meeting, and ends at the Summer Meeting of the following year.


The Hip Society will develop and nurture a diverse community of clinicians who are dedicated to advancing the care of patients with hip disorders through a commitment to research and education. The Hip Society is committed to increasing the sex, gender, race, religious and ethnic diversity within its members, reflective of the communities we serve. The Hip Society believes that by fostering diversity and inclusivity within our organization we will be better able to serve our patients, the orthopaedic community and our profession.

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