As a student or resident you represent an important part of the future spinecare team. Students, residents and fellows are eligible to apply for Candidate membership with the American Academy of Spine Physicians (AASP).
The American Academy of Spine Physicians (AASP) is dedicated to facilitating integrated and evidence-based spinecare. To help accomplish this mission, the AASP expanded its membership categories to include spine specialists in training. This includes students/residents of physical therapy, physician assistant programs, nursing programs, medical technology programs as well as future physician in training (student/resident). This also applies to massage therapists and personal fitness consultants in training who have not yet received certification and/or licensure.
The AASP encourages the development of multidisciplinary spinecare teams which begins with reaching professionals in training. To help Candidate members network with other professionals the Academy provides a variety of resources which includes an online Career Center. The AASP provides all of its members including Candidate members with access to script pads which can be used to direct the public/patients to the online Public Information Center (PIC); a multimedia information database of the International Spine Association (ISA).
Professionals in training have a growing appreciation for the complexity of the spine which encourages the desire to network with other spinecare professionals. Candidate members of the AASP have an opportunity to:
• build relationships with practicing physicians before graduation
• refine their skills as a spine specialist in training
• become familiar with practice building resources
• access online practice planning and development resources
Candidate members can participate in continuing education courses. They can acquire credits which can be applied towards Diplomate status with the American Academy of Spine Physicans (DAASP) and Fellow status with the American College of Spine Physicans (FACSP). The credentialed status will not be conferred until the member has graduated and obtained a license to practice in their field.
We invite you to expand your options and join the American Academy of Spine Physicians.
Welcome to the Inform a Colleague area of the Academy Website. The American Academy of Spine Physicians (AASP) strives to implement new and more efficient methods for members to communicate with other healthcare professionals. One of the most effective tools is the online "Inform a Colleague" function. This function can be used to expand and educate your spinecare referral network. It also represents a resource to conveniently inform others about trends in spinecare and about offers of organizations such as the American Academy of Spine Physicians (AASP), the International Spine Association (ISA). The link library also contains an application for membership with the AASP.
The online "Inform a Colleague" feature provides an invaluable time-saving service for keeping spinecare professionalsup-to-date, expanding the spinecare network, stimulating interdisciplinary referrals and for inviting colleagues to join the AASP. The library of links is always being updated with useful information and resources. The linked messages can be used to
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This level of membership is for physicians (MD, DC, DO) whose practice/interest includes patients with spinal disorders. ($250)
This level of membership is for allied healthcare professionals involved in spinecare and/or spine research. This includes physical therapists, massage therapists, exercise physiologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician's assistants, diagnostic technicians, surgical technicians, exercise instructors, personal trainers and individuals who hold a PhD and work in the field of spinecare. ($150)
This level of membership is for residents, fellows and students who have an interest in spinecare. ($35)
Membership will automatically renew each calendar year starting from the date of membership renewal or membership acceptance unless the AASP is specifically notified in writing by the member at least 30 days prior to their renewal date. Please address all correspondence to the AASP Office of Member Services.
Review the accuracy of your contact information and practice profile information including your email address. To update your profile online go to spinephysicians.org and login using your unique member ID and PIN as noted below.
Please notify the AASP if you no longer meet membership criteria. This includes maintaining an active license to practice.