The American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) offers five types of membership.
2014 ASSH Active Membership application submission deadline has past.
Open to surgeons who are within three (3) years of completing an ACGME
-accredited residency in orthopaedic, plastic or general surgery, or who have been selected for, engaged in or completed an ACGME-accredited fellowship in hand surgery, or are in practice up to 5 years post fellowship.
Begining with 2014, Candidate applications are processed monthly. Submission deadlines are the 1st of each month.
Recognizes hand surgeons residing outside of the United States who have been in active practice in their specialty for a minimum of five (5) years.
Note: 2014 ASSH International Membership application deadline has passed.
Offers membership for non-surgeons who have contributed to the understanding and/or treatment of disorders of the upper limbs and who support the programs of the Society.
Note: 2014 ASSH Supporting Membership application deadline has passed.
Available to fully licensed allied healthcare professionals (i.e., hand therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or registered nurse).
Begining with 2014 Affiliate applications are processed monthly. Submission deadlines are the 1st of each month.
All sponsors for 2014 ASSH membership applications must be Active members in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand – elected in 2010 or earlier - unless otherwise detailed in specific application instructions.
Contact Jeanne Bloesch - Membership Manager at the ASSH Central Office to verify eligibility of sponsors.
Sponsorship letters can be submitted electronically, as long as they meet the criteria below.
1. Sponsor letter must include the following information:
a. Length of time sponsor has known the applicant
b. Knowledge of the applicant's present practice
c. Statement of unequivocal support on behalf of the applicant
2. Letter must be submitted on sponsor's letterhead.
3. Letters must be signed by sponsor.
Signed sponsorship letters can be sent directly to the Membership Committee via:
ASSH Membership Committee
822 West Washington Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60607
For additional information about membership within ASSH, contact Jeanne Bloesch, Membership Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org