ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR MEMBERSHIP Membership in AMSSM is exclusive, but not restricted. All who qualify will be welcomed. Those who fall short of the membership criteria are encouraged to participate in AMSSM and other sports medicine educational meetings to develop a stronger involvement in sports medicine. The AMSSM is not for those who are “just interested” in sports medicine. AMSSM is for the physician significantly involved in sports medicine – those recognized in their communities as “sports medicine physicians”.
Please review the criteria found on membership application. If you feel you have the requisite points – 25 for full member status, 15 for associate member status, complete the on-line application, attach a copy of your most recent Curriculum Vitae and complete your payment. The AMSSM Membership Committee will review your application and promptly inform you of your status.
**STOP: If you have ever been a member of the AMSSM or attended an AMSSM sponsored conference as a non-member, please contact the membership coordinator before completing an application.**
See the "Membership Categories" listed below for an explanation of the types of memberships available. An explanation of the point system for membership is also found below.
$350.00 USD – Active Member/Associate Member Affiliate
$0.00 USD – Fellowship Össur Member – Össur Americas Grant funds
are available to current sports medicine fellows in an accredited sports medicine fellowship program in good standing with the AMSSM regarding the Match Code of Ethics -
$225.00 USD – Fellowship Member
$225.00 USD – International Member
$150.00 USD – Resident Member
$30.00 USD – Student member (one time fee during entire student status)
MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES / APPLICATION FORMS Active Members must be licensed, practicing allopathic (M.D.) or osteopathic (D.O.) physicians (or the international equivalent) that are board certified in one or more of the Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Physical Medicine or Rehabilitation specialties who have at least 25 requisite points. Active Members may be officers and directors and may vote in elections. Click here to signup Active Membership >>
Associate Member must be licensed, practicing allopathic (M.D.) or osteopathic (D.O.) physicians (or the international equivalent) that are board certified in one or more of the Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Physical Medicine or Rehabilitation specialties who have at least 15 requisite points. Associate Members receive the same benefits as Active Members with the exception of voting and serving on the board. Click here to signup Associate Membership >>
Affiliate Specialists must be licensed, practicing allopathic (M.D.) or osteopathic (D.O.) physicians (or the international equivalent) that are board certified in a related specialty (e.g. Orthopedics, Neurology, Radiology, Surgery, etc.) who qualify under the same point criteria as Members (25 points). Affiliate Members receive the same benefits as Active Members with the exception of voting and serving on the board. Click here to signup Affiliate Membership >>
International Members must hold the international equivalent to licensed, practicing allopathic (M.D.) or osteopathic (D.O.) physicians; must be Board certified in their specialty field or the international equivalent; and must have demonstrated a commitment to sports medicine (team physician, sports medicine clinician, publications in sports medicine, research in sports medicine and/or teaching sports medicine). International Members receive the same benefits as Active Members with the exception of voting and serving on the board. Click here to signup International Membership >>
Fellowship Member Physicians currently in a recognized Sports Medicine Fellowship program. Fellowship members may not serve on the board and may not vote in elections.
AMSSM is pleased to announce Össur Americas has agreed to continue to provide a grant through the AMSSM Foundation to cover the first 177 Fellowship memberships for the 2018 calendar year on a first come, first serve basis until the funds are exhausted. All current members need to renew NOW to accept this grant. Be sure to select the Fellowship Össur Member from the drop down menu located in the upper right hand corner of the renewal form.
To be eligible for the 2018 Össur Americas grant, you must a current sports medicine fellow in an accredited sports medicine fellowship program in good standing with the AMSSM regarding the Match Code of Ethics. EXCEPTION to full NRMP Match Participation is allowed only for military fellowships and ACGME accredited sports
medicine fellowship programs in their first year.
Resident Physicians currently in an accredited allopathic or osteopathic residency program with a strong interest in sports medicine. Resident members may not serve on the board and may not vote in elections. Click here to signup for a Resident Membership >>
Medical Students one time only membership fee created for current medical students in good standing at an accredited allopathic or osteopathic medical school with an interest in sports medicine. Medical Student Members may not serve on the board and may not vote in elections. Click here to signup now for the C. Young Student Membership >>
ORIGIN AND PURPOSE The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) was formed in 1991 to fill a void that has existed in sports medicine from its earliest beginnings. The founders, who are among the most recognizable and expert providers of primary care sports medicine, realized that while there are several physician organizations which support sports medicine, there was not a forum specific for non-surgical sports medicine physicians - until now.
The AMSSM was formed to fill that void to offer a forum for the sports medicine physician. Over and over again the most compelling reason for the formation of the AMSSM is to foster a collegial relationship among dedicated, competent sports medicine physicians with a common base of expertise.
In 1992, the AMSSM opened membership to qualified sports medicine physicians from other specialties. Affiliate membership is available to specialists (i.e. orthopedists, radiologists, surgeons, etc.) who qualify under the same point criteria system. Affiliate member carries all the benefits as Active membership with the exception of voting and serving on the Board of Directors.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Being part of a society of sports medicine physicians recognized for their expertise and leadership.
AMSSM Members receive reduced registration fees at all AMSSM courses including the Annual Meeting that presents the latest innovations and advancements in sports medicine.
On-line journal access to:
Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine – official journal of the AMSSM (not available to Student Members).
British Journal of Sports Medicine – (not available to Student Members).
Print subscription (six bi-monthly issues) and on-line journal access to Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach is a member benefit for Active, Associate, Affiliate and International member categories.
Optional Benefit: Fellowship and Resident can pay an additional $36/year above their membership fee to purchase a print subscription (six bi-monthly issues) and on-line journal access to Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Optional Benefit: All members (not available to Student Members) are eligible to pay an additional $97/year above their membership fee to purchase a print subscription (six bi-monthly issues) of the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.
AMSSM Members are eligible to submit an abstract(s) for consideration to present at the Annual Meeting.
AMSSM Members are eligible to apply for various grants and awards provided by the AMSSM Foundation.
AMSSM Newsletter, The Sideline Report – quarterly electronic publication with the latest information on what is happening throughout the sports medicine profession.
The opportunity to nominate other physicians to membership.
On-line AMSSM Referral Listserv to locate sports medicine physicians in other areas.
On-line Sports Medicine Fellows Listserv (AMSSM Fellows only)
Student Members Only: can participate in the MSIG (a national medical student interest group lead by AMSSM Student Members) that offers webinars and opportunity for Student Members to serve as a MSIG Officer.
Student Members Only: will receive an AMSSM Student Member t-shirt.