Membership of NZOA

Applications for membership should be made by the end of July each year for formal ratification at the Annual General Meeting in October.
Full, Associate and Corresponding Membership Application form
 

Membership of the Association shall comprise the following:

Members: These shall be Orthopaedic Surgeons who –  

  • Have successfully completed training in orthopaedic surgery through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, or
  • Hold an acceptable higher qualification, and
  • Are vocationally registered as orthopaedic surgeons with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Associate Members: (Associates) are elected from those – 

  • Who have completed their NZOA SET Training and are undertaking Fellowship training, or
  • Who are engaged in Orthopaedic Surgery, or
  • Physicians and Surgeons who are interested in Orthopaedic Surgery or allied branches of medicine.
Associate members do not vote or hold office. They pay a reduced subscription and otherwise have the rights, privileges and obligations of Members. 
 
SET Members: These are members who are advanced Trainees and participants of the NZOA SET Training Scheme.  They do not vote or hold office.  They pay a reduced subscription and otherwise have the rights, privileges and obligations of Full Members.
 
Senior Members: These are Members of the Association who have reached the age of 65 before commencement of the financial year (1st August) and are still in practice.  They can retain their status as a member of the association and will pay a 50% reduced rate of full subscription.  They may vote, cannot hold office but otherwise have the rights, privileges and obligations of Full members.  Application to become a senior member is through the Honorary Secretary and approved at the AGM. 
 
Corresponding Members:  These shall be those of high academic and professional standing who are resident outside New Zealand. They do not vote, hold office or pay dues.
 
Honorary Members: These shall be distinguished surgeons, physicians or laymen, who have contributed to the progress of Orthopaedic Surgery. They do not vote, hold office, or pay dues.
 
Emeritus Members:  These are Members of the Association who have retired from active practice and wish to retain membership.  They do not vote, hold office or pay dues, but shall otherwise have the rights, privileges and obligations of Full Members.  Application to become a Emeritus member is through the Honorary Secretary and approved at the AGM.
 
Please email the NZOA Office for further details.