Become a Member

The Western Surgical Association has benefitted from a constant infusion of talented surgeons to keep its membership robust and active. Please consider colleagues and excellent surgeons in your area for possible membership. Applications are due annually by May 1st, and are reviewed each year at the Annual Meeting.


To be eligible for consideration for active membership, an individual shall be a graduate of an accredited medical school, shall have completed formal residency training and shall have been established in his/her current practice locale for a minimum of two years. To be considered, the individual must be board certified in his or her speciality, have established an excellent reputation as a surgeon, and be a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Membership shall not be denied because of race, creed, color, or sex.

Under special circumstances, renowned surgeons not meeting the above requirements may be granted membership.

Please have the following information available when submitting your application: Electronic copy of CV, Electronic copies of sponsor and endorser letters. These letters may also be emailed separately to by your sponsors / endorsers by the submission deadline.

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