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BECOME A MEMBER OF PIOA

PIOA has various categories of affiliation, association and membership, determined by the experience, qualifications and good standing of the applicant, and subject always to the terms of the PIOA Constitution and Code of Conduct.

Doctors interested in becoming a member of PIOA: please click here.

AFFILIATE REGISTRARS

Affiliate Registrars are registered medical practitioners who are training as orthopaedic surgeons. They are in the process of attaining the qualification Fellow of International College of Surgeons FICS(Orth) by successfully completing the Part II Examination of the Pacific Islands Orthopaedic Association

By application and acceptance into the training program administered by PIOA on behalf of FICS, a trainee automatically becomes an Affiliate Registrar.

Affiliate Registrars are not voting members of PIOA.

AFFILIATES

Affiliates can be medical practitioners or medical/non-medical scientists not practising orthopaedic surgery but with an interest in an area related to orthopaedic surgery, or such other persons as the PIOA Board may consider appropriate for membership and who are then elected an Affiliate.

Affiliates are not voting members of PIOA.

Applications for Affiliate Membership are considered by the  Membership Committee once a year.

Download Application Guidelines and an Application Form for Affiliate Membership.

ASSOCIATES

Associates are surgeons registered to practise medicine  and who possess the qualification FICS(Orth) (ie, successful completion of the Part II Examination from the International College of Surgeons or its equivalent, and who have been elected an Associate. An orthopaedic surgeon may be an Associate for up to four years.

Applications for Associate Membership are considered by the  Membership Committee once each year.

Associates are not voting members of PIOA

Download Application Guidelines and an Application Form for Associate Membership.

MEMBERS

Members are registered medical practitioners who possess the qualification FICS(Orth) from the International College of Surgeons or its equivalent, who have practised orthopaedic surgery exclusively for at least two years and have been an Associate for at least two years, and who have been elected a Member.

Members are full voting members of PIOA.

Applications for Membership are considered by the Membership Committee once a year.

Download Application Guidelines and an Application Form for Membership.

There are also other categories of Members: Senior Members, Life Members, International Members. For more information please contact PIOA.