Become a Member

Active membership in the Western Trauma Association is open to Doctors of Medicine or Doctors of Osteopathy who are Board Certified or eligible for Board Certification in their medical specialty. Active membership is limited to 125 individuals. In keeping with the WTA’s effort to offer a multidisciplinary educational program, no more than 40% of the membership can represent any one specialty.

Associate membership is available to non-physicians with a special interest or expertise in trauma.

For applications to be considered, candidates for must submit, to the Secretary, a completed application with a letter of sponsorship from a member of the Association; Candidate must also have submitted, within three years of the time of application, a scientific abstract as an author or co-author for consideration by the Program Committee and have attended a meeting within three years of the time of application. Becoming a member is then dependent on approval of the Board of Directors and an available position in the applicant’s specialty.

Membership Retention in the Association requires the following of each member:

(a) Be a physician in good standing before his or her professional specialty board.

(b) Attend at least one out of every three consecutive meetings of the Association.

(c) Agree to be responsible for annual membership dues and any assessments as set by the Board of Directors at a special or the annual meeting and to remain current in the payment of same.

(d) Maintain behavior befitting a physician by adhering to the code of ethical and moral standards as described by either the American College of Surgeons or the American Medical Association.

At age 55, members in good standing will automatically accept the position of senior membership in the Western Trauma Association. A senior member must pay dues annually and retains all voting privileges and rights of active members, but does not have to attend the meetings.