Applications for Admission to Active Membership of TCOS
Application for admission to Active Membership must be supported by objective as well as professional and personal information including:
Certificate of Medical Registration in their locality of practice
Proof of successful completion of Post-Graduate Orthopaedic Surgery Training
The support of two Referees who are Active Members
Any other requirement as may be determined by the Board of Directors
Applications for Admission to Associate Membership of TCOS
Application for admission to Associate Membership must be supported by a letter of referral from the Director of the Residents Training Programme or in the case of other medical practitioners referral from an Active or Emeritus Member.
Qualification of Members
There are five classes of members
Membership is open to any individual who has successfully completed training in orthopaedic surgery at an institution acceptable to the Board of Directors and is licensed by his/her local Medical Council to practice orthopaedic surgery and who is actively engaged in orthopaedic surgical practice.
Members are eligible to become Emeritus Members on attaining the age of 65 and/or are considered by the Board of Directors to have retired from active practice.
Associate Membership is open to Residents enrolled in recognized Orthopaedic Training Programmes in the Caribbean and to other medical practitioners who are not orthopaedic surgeons but whose practice involve a special interest in orthopaedics. Associate Members who qualify for orthopaedic surgeons have automatically become full members of the Association from the date of their license to practice orthopaedic surgery. It is incumbent on such members to inform the Honorary Secretary of the Association, in writing, of their registration as an orthopaedic surgeon as soon as possible.
Honorary Membership may be conferred on individuals of international repute in the field of orthopaedic surgery. Honorary Membership may also be conferred on individuals who have made distinguished contributions to Orthopaedics in general or to the Association in particular and who do not otherwise meet the qualification for Active Membership.
Life Membership may be conferred on persons who have rendered distinguish services to the Association and who are members of the Association.
Access to our Membership Forum for case discussions.
Membership Directory to allow potential patients to make contact through our Find A Doctor feature.
Links to Webinars posted by International Associations.
For active members, the tremendous satisfaction which accrues from nurturing the minds of residents and young surgeons.
Specific Benefits for Associate Members
Presentation of a Certificate of acceptance at our annual dinner.
Prize for the best resident research paper.
Assistance to attend an International Conference each year.
Active members pay an annual subscription of US$200.00.
So join your peer. Become a member of The Caribbean Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. We value your membership.