American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Membership Application
**STOP**:  If you have ever been a member of the AMSSM, please contact the membership coordinator before completing this application.

Email:  joanb@amssm.org
Phone:  913-327-1415
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Criteria #1 through #4 must be met to be considered for membership. CLICK HERE to view list of criteria.
CRITERIA #1 and #2  
Medical School:
Date of Graduation:
Residency Training:

Specialty Board Certification:
Recommendation: (identify one AMSSM member as a reference)
CRITERIA #4 - Must have a demonstrated commitment to sports medicine.
A copy of your Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) is required when submitting your application. On your C.V., please highlight relevant publications, research and presentations/teaching in sports medicine.
curriculum vitae (Word Docs Files Only)
A. Teams Covered
Scholastic School:


Collegiate School:


Division I
Division II
Division III
Professional Name of Team Covered:

AFL - Arena Football League
CFL - Canadian Football League
LPGA - Ladies Professional Golf Association
MILB - Minor League Baseball
MLB - Major League Baseball
MLS - Major League Soccer
MMA - Mixed Martial Arts
NASCAR - National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing
NBA - National Basketball Association
NFL - National Football League
NHL - National Hockey League
NWSL - National Women's Soccer League
PGA - Professional Golfers Association of America
WNBA - Womens National Basketball Association
WWF - World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc.
Olympic / Paralympic Country Representing:


Military Branch Representing:

Total Points (10 Points):
20% of my practice is clinical sports medicine:. Other equivalent involvement. Describe 20% or "other":
Total Points (10 Points):
Years of Sports Medicine Practice:. One point per year after completing residency/fellowship training:
Total Points (10 Points):
AOASM Certificate of Competence in Sports Medicine:.
Total Points (5 Points):
Board Certified in Sports Medicine:.
Total Points (5 Points):
Credential in Sport Medicine (International Equivalent): .
Date Earned:
Total Points (5 Points):
Sports Medicine Fellowship Completed:.
Other Fellowship:
Program Dir.
Dates: to
Total Points (10 Points):
Publications in Sports Medicine:.
Indicate publications on your enclosed CV. List points next to each article/chapter
Total Points (10 Points):
Research in Sports Medicine:.
Indicate research on your enclosed CV.
Total Points (3 Points):
Teaching Responsibilities:.
Indicate teaching activities on your enclosed CV. List the number of points next to presentation/ teaching experience.
Total Points (10 Points):

Do you identify as Hispanic, Latino or of Spanish origin:

Other Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin - for example, Salvadoran, Dominican, Colombian, Guatemalan, Spaniard, Ecuadorian, etc.

With what race do you identify? Mark all that apply and include origin:

White - Origin

Black or African American - Origin

Include name of enrolled or principal tribe(s) - example: Navajo Nation, Blackfeet Tribe, Mayan, Aztec, Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Tradional Government, Nome Eskimo Community, etc

Asian or Pacific Islander - Origin

Other race - Origin

Please Note:
1) This is optional and has no bearing or effort on a member’s eligibility for membership or relationship with AMSSM;
2) This information will be added to the member database profile.
Please check the appropriate box. Active Member Membership: $350.00 USD
Online Access to CJSM, BJSM and Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach are included with your membership: Included Included
Print Subscription of the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. $100.00 USD
Print Subscription to Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach. $25.00
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The candidate hereby states all information contained in this application is true and correct. The candidate understands any false statement contained may result in future revocation, suspension or cancellation of membership issued in reliance upon the accuracy of the information provided. The candidate understands the AMSSM may contact any reference listed to verify accuracy of this application.
Electronic Signature: Application Date: Apr 24, 2024
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  • Must be a licensed, practicing physician of either allopathic (MD) or osteopathic (DO) medicine.
  • Board certified in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, or physical medicine and rehabilitation. Candidates can be grandfathered without board certification until December 31, 1999.
  • Affiliate members must be Board Certified in their specialty (e.g. orthopedics, neurology, radiology, surgery, etc.)
  • Recommendation: Identify one AMSSM member as a reference.
CRITERIA FOUR: (All candidates must include a current Curriculum Vitae please highlight pertinent sports medicine information)
  • Active, Associate, Affiliate candidates: required to complete sections A - J below
  • Fellowship member candidates: do not need to fulfill point criteria, only section G below
  • Must have a demonstrated commitment to sports medicine. A copy of your Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) is required when submitting your application. On your C.V., please highlight relevant publications, research, and presentations/teaching in sports medicine.

To qualify for Active member status, the candidate must have a minimum of 25 points. To qualify for Associate member status, the candidate must have a minimum of 15 points. To qualify for Affiliate member status, the candidate must have a minimum of 11 points. Qualifying points are awarded as listed below. The final awarding of points is at the discretion of the Membership Committee. A maximum of 73 points are available.

A. Team Physician
B. Twenty Percent of Clinical Practice in Sports Medicine

(this is in-office and does not include time spent as a team physician)
... Other Equivalent Involvement*
C. Years of Sports Medicine Practice

One point is allowed for every year of practice in sports medicine after completing residency/fellowship training.
D. AOASM Certificate on Competence in Sports Medicine
E. Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Sports Medicine
F. Credential in Sports Medicine (International Equivalent)
G. Sports Medicine Fellowship Completed
H. Publications in Sports Medicine

Refereed Journals 2.0/article
Non-refereed Journals 1.5/article
Other Journals .5/article
Book Chapters 2.5/chapter
I. Research in Sports Medicine
J. Teaching Responsibilities Presentations at

National Meetings 2.0/presentation
State/Regional Meetings 1.5/presentation
Local Meetings 1.0/presentation
Teaching of fellows, residents and medical students 3.0
* The AMSSM recognizes there may be extenuating circumstances under which candidates may earn points for other significant involvement. For example, serving in a significant administrative capacity in sports medicine might substitute for serving as a sports medicine physician.