2. Qualifications for and privileges
There shall be seven classifications
of membership: Active, Associate, Emeritus,
Military, Inactive, Honorary and Resident/Fellow.
physician shall be defined as a graduate
of an approved medical or osteopathic
Each candidate must:
Be licensed to practice medicine and
surgery in the State of Texas.
Limit his or her practice exclusively
to orthopaedic surgery, or be actively
engaged in teaching or research in orthopaedic
practiced in the State of Texas for
at least one year.
certified by the American Board
of Orthopaedic Surgery.
him or herself in a highly ethical
and moral manner as outlined in
the Code of Ethics of the AMA
members in good standing are eligible
to vote and hold office, and shall
members pay dues, but do not vote
or hold office.
an Orthopaedic surgeon who has
fulfilled the training requirements
of the American Board of Orthopaedic
a physician or individual involved
in basic science or clinical
practice whose activities, interests,
and contributions fall within
the scope of the field of orthopaedic
Membership: Any individual may
be elected to Honorary Membership
on recommendation of the Board of
Directors. Honorary Members may
attend and participate in scientific
meetings, but do not vote, hold
office or pay dues.
Inactive Membership: An Active
member who has become disabled by
sickness or accident or otherwise
becomes incapacitated for a period
in excess of six (6) months, and
who is unable to engage in the practice
of orthopaedic surgery or to assume
duties of an orthopaedically oriented
nature under public or private auspices,
may request a transfer from the
status of Active Membership to that
of Inactive Membership, with waiver
of dues. Such request must be made
in writing to the Secretary of the
Texas Orthopaedic Association to
be forwarded to the Board of Directors
for appropriate action. Active members
leaving the State of Texas to practice
out of the State boundaries for
a period in excess of twelve (12)
months, shall revert to an Inactive
status. Such members, on return
to full time orthopaedic practice
in the State of Texas, may reapply
to the Secretary for return to Active
status. Such request shall be forwarded
to the Membership Committee for
any indicated investigation prior
to action by the Board of Directors.
members do not pay dues, vote or
An Active member who has reached
the age of 70 may be transferred
to Emeritus status on written
request to the Secretary and
on approval of the Board of
Active member who has been in
good standing in the Association
for a period of 25 years or
more, and is retired from active
practice of medicine, may be
transferred to Emeritus status
on written request to the Secretary
of the Association and on approval
of the Board of Directors. Emeritus
members may vote but shall not
hold office and shall not be
required to pay dues.
Membership: Each candidate must:
Be an orthopaedic surgery resident
or fellow participating full time
in residency or fellowship in an
approved orthopaedic residency program.
Upon completion or termination of
residency or fellowship, the resident-fellow
membership will automatically terminate.
Resident-fellow members meeting
the requirements of other classes
of membership may apply to the Membership
Committee for transfer to another
class of membership with the approval
of the Board of Directors.
Resident-fellow members do not pay
dues, vote or hold office.
Membership: Each candidate must:
Meet the same requirements as the
Active, Associate or Emeritus members
except they are in government service
and they can hold a license to practice
medicine from another state.
members are eligible for a one-half
reduction of membership dues while
they are in the service.