Join the TOS - Tennessee Orthopaedic Society
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On behalf of the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society and its 300 plus membership, we are extending a special invitation for you to consider becoming a member.

Since 1948 Tennessee Orthopaedics have demonstrated exemplary leadership through education, research and quality health care. Thanks to these efforts we now have a thriving and growing organization to promote our views and opinions.

Important issues are increasingly impacting our professional futures and making it much more important to present a united front of advocacy for the sweeping changes that are occurring in medicine and orthopaedics. We believe that the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society can best represent that united front.

We encourage you to review the contents of this document and take a few minutes to submit a completed application.

Membership in TOS offers real value. Make a difference in Tennessee orthopaedics by joining your colleagues in strengthening that united front.


TOS members & counting


Years of experience


Legislative laws passed


As the primary advocate for improved musculoskeletal healthcare and Orthopaedic Surgeons in Tennessee, TOS monitors legislative activity and provides elected officials with pertinent information on the practice of Orthopaedic Surgery and delivery of healthcare. Through its officers and Board of Councilors, TOS encourages initiatives at the national level for healthcare improvement.


Educational Leadership

Through its affiliation with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Tennessee Orthopaedic Society supports opportunities for continuing medical education to help members to maintain a high standard of skill and competence. It supports the three Tennessee residency programs through annual stipends which make possible resident participation at annual meetings.


Tennessee Orthopaedic Society encourages scientific presentations which serve to facilitate ongoing learning of new techniques and research results in orthopaedics, and provide a forum for networking and exchange of information critical for improved health care.

Qualifications for Membership


The candidate must have graduated from a Class A medical school.


To hold Regular membership, the candidate must limit their practice exclusively to orthopaedic surgery; an Associate member candidate must be a licensed Physiatrist or Occupational Medicine Specialist (Musculoskeletal Physician) associated with an orthopaedic practice. Both Regular and Associate membership candidates must have been in active practice one year in Tennessee to be eligible.To qualify for Resident/Fellow membership, the candidate must limit their practice exclusively to orthopaedic surgery and be actively enrolled in Tennessee Residency Program.


The candidate must submit an application, along with the names of two sponsorship members of the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society.