I understand that AAOS will handle my membership application and its contents in a confidential manner. I authorize any AAOS staff to make whatever inquiries and investigations it deems appropriate to verify my credentials, professional standing, employment history and moral or ethical character. I hereby consent to the release by any hospital, educational institution or governmental agency, physician, professional society, or other person possessing or requiring the same, whether or not listed above, of any and all information in any way pertaining to my personal character, training, experience, employment or professional competence.
I recognize that the AAOS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or national origin, or on any basis that would constitute illegal discrimination. I agree to comply with the AAOS Bylaws, Standards of Professionalism and all the rules and regulations adopted pursuant to them. I understand that the Bylaws and Standards of Professionalism are available on the AAOS website, www.aaos.org. I acknowledge that the application is governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, where the offices of the AAOS are located. Should any dispute arise from this application process, I agree to be bound by the laws of the State of Illinois.
I certify that the information contained in this application is correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that to falsify information may be grounds for AAOS to deny my application for membership in AAOS.