Become A Member

The J.Robert Gladden Society welcomes applicants of all genders and ethnicities. So why become a member? The benefits of becoming a member of the Gladden Society include:

  • Exclusive access to JRGOS membership directory
  • Committee Opportunities! All members are eligible to become committee members and have a voice in numerous JRGOS committees Membership, Mentorship, Communications, etc.

There are also specific benefits for JRGOS members at every level of training, including:

Medical Students

  • Mentoring: Access to mentoring sessions held at the AAOS Annual Meeting each year
  • Summer Research: Increased exposure to summer research and mentoring opportunities through the nationally recognized, Nth Dimensions organization

Orthopaedic Surgery Residents/Fellows

  • Research Grants: Exclusive access to research grants funded by our industry sponsors
  • ABOS Part I Board Review Scholarships: JRGOS sponsored scholarship for orthopaedic residents in their final year of training to pay for registration for the AAOS Board Preparation and Review Course

Practicing Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • ABOS Part II Boards: Available only to JRGOS members, mock oral boards are set up for surgeons preparing to taking Part II of their ABOS boards. Mock oral boards are conducted on the east and west coast each year. This program has resulted in a near perfect 100% pass rate for the participants. 
  • CME Credits: Earn required CME credits at each JRGOS Bi-Annual Meeting
  • Development Grants: JROGS offers grants to attend courses and conferences that will contribute to the development of its members surgical skills and knowledge
  • Research Grants: JRGOS offers numerous research grants to early career surgeons to help their academic career progress

Email application, a current CV, Deans letter (if applicable), residency/fellowship director letter (if applicable) to If paying by check, mail check to Society office (insert hyperlink to Contact page). 

Active Membership ($300)

  • For practicing orthopaedic surgeons > 3 years from residency or fellowship training

Active Membership ($150)

  • For practicing orthopaedic surgeons 3 years or less from residency or fellowship training

Resident/Fellow Membership ($50)

  • For orthopaedic surgery residents and fellows. (Proof of training from program director required)

Affiliate Membership ($50)

  • Allied health care providers with a strong interest in orthopaedics

Medical Student Membership ($25)

  • For medical students currently enrolled at an accredited medical school. (Proof of enrollment from Dean required)