Membership

MSTS Member Criteria


Classes of Membership:
Active
Associate
Affiliate
Emeritus
Candidate
Resident

Active and Associate Members:
Duly elected Active and Associate Members shall have all rights and privileges with regard to participation in all Society activities. Active Members and Associate Members shall be eligible to serve on the Executive Committee and other committees of the Society. Active Members and Associate Members shall be entitled to vote on all matters submitted to a vote of the membership of the Society.

Eligibility in MSTS is contingent upon:

1. Completion of a total of one year post residency clinical training in Musculoskeletal oncology (it can be from more than one program).

2. Completion of a MSTS recognized fellowship in the United States or Canada, or completion of equivalent training outside of North America. For those whose fellowship is outside of North America, thier acceptance into membership will be at the discretion of the membership committee.

Affiliate, Candidate, Emeritus, and Resident Members:
Affiliate, Candidate, Emeritus, and Resident Members shall have all rights and priveleges with regard to participation in Society activities and meetings, though they shall not have the right to vote or serve on the Executive Committee or other committees of the Society.

Active Duty Military Members:
Military Members receive a 50% discount while on Active Duty.

Active Membership Requirements
A physician shall be eligible to apply for membership as an Active Member if he or she holds a degree of Doctor of Medicine, or equivalent, maintains a valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States or Canada; is engaged in the surgical care of musculoskeletal tumors; is an author of two or more tumor-related papers in a referenced journal (not a case report); is American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons or Canadian Royal College of Surgeons of Canada-Orthopaedics FRCS(C) certified; is a member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery or Canadian Orthopedic Association; and has completed a Society-recognized orthopaedic oncology fellowship.

Associate Membership Requirements
A physician shall be eligible to apply for membership as an Associate Member if he or she holds a degree of Doctor of Medicine or equivalent, maintains a valid unrestricted license to practice medicine outside the USA or Canada, lives outside the USA or Canada, and meets the other eligibility requirements as an Active Member.

Affiliate Membership Requirements
A physician shall be eligible to apply for membership as an Affiliate Member if he or she holds a degree of Doctor of Medicine, or equivalent, such as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Medicinae Baccalaureus, Baccalaureus Chirurgiae (MBBC), maintains a valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine, is Board certified in his or her specialty, and is involved in the diagnosis and/or treatment of bone or soft tissue tumors. Specifically, Affiliate Membership is available to the following seven areas of specialties of medicine: 1) Surgery; 2) Medical Oncology; 3) Pediatric Oncology; 4) Radiation Oncology; 5) Radiology; 6) Pathology; and 7) Veterinary Oncology. 
6) Pathology.

Candidate Membership Requirements:
A physician shall be eligible to apply for membership as a Candidate Member if he or she holds a degree of Doctor of Medicine, or equivalent, maintains a valid and unrestricted license to prac­tice medicine, and is enrolled in or has completed a Society-recognized orthopaedic oncology fellowship. Candidate Membership shall not extend longer than 7 years.

Emeritus Membership Requirements:
A physician shall be eligible to become an Emeritus Member if he or she has been a member of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society for the past five years and is retired from the active practice of clinical medicine.

Resident Membership Requirements:
A physician shall be eligible to apply for membership as a Resident Member if he or she holds a degree of Doctor of Medicine, or equivalent, and has commenced the study of orthopaedics with the intention of ultimately applying to become a Candidate Member in the Society.  Resident Membership is limited to those physicians enrolled in an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited or a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)-accredited residency program. 

Becoming a Member, an Associate Member or Affiliate Member:
The applicant shall submit the MSTS membership application, an NIH format biosketch (not to exceed 4 pages), a nominating letter and one seconding letter from Members, Associate Members, or Affiliate Members with the Chair of the Membership Committee to be received by August 1st prior to the next annual meeting. Upon approval of membership, the applicant agrees to pay all applicable dues and assessments for the then current year.

Becoming a Candidate Member:
The applicant shall submit one letter of recommendation from his or her MSTS recognized Orthopaedic Oncology Fellowship Director and complete the MSTS Membership application. Candidate members are required to pay appropriate dues.

2015 Annual Meeting

October 6-10
MSTS/ISOLS

Orlando, FL




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