EAST is a nationwide association that provides education, leadership and career development for young surgeons active in the care of the injured patient.

  • Experience the advantages of networking and learning together with colleagues at premier events such as EAST’s Annual Scientific Session.
  • Gain access to a wealth of online educational material ranging from our exclusive “Minutes with the Masters” Careercasts to evidence-based Practice Management Guidelines and a wide variety of audio and video webcasts eligible for CME credits. In partnership with CECentral EAST developed continuing education sessions are free to EAST members.
  • Become a leader in your profession through the many volunteer opportunities available to young surgeons.

Those applying for membership in EAST will be required to acknowledge and agree to the EAST terms of membership.  Please review the Membership Agreement before you apply.  

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Application Deadlines and Timeline for Membership Approval

We look forward to receiving your membership application online. Membership applications completed by the application deadline - October 31st or November 30th for Fellows-in-Training applicants, will be reviewed and presented for approval at the Annual Business Meeting held in January the year following the application deadline. Applications completed after the deadline will not be considered until the following year (e.g. Applications completed by October 31 or November 30, 2016 reviewed/voted on January 2017. Applications completed after October 31 or November 30, 2016 reviewed/voted on January 2018).  

All letters of recommendation must be received by the application deadline or the application will be imcomplete and not considered.  

Categories for membership include:

Category Description  2017 Dues - EAST Membership Year is January 1 - December 31
Active Licensed, board-certified surgeon, under the age of 50, active in trauma - Application deadline October 31st. $350
Senior Individuals 50 years of age and older who meet the requirements for Active membership - Application deadline October 31st. $350
Associate Physicians in non-surgical specialties and non-physicians - Application deadline October 31st. $300
Provisional Meet requirements for Active but not board certified. This category is open to residents, recent residency graduates, and trauma fellows - Application deadline October 31st. $150
Fellow-In-Training Meet the requirements for Active or Provisional but are currently completing a Trauma/Surgical Critical Care/Acute Care Surgery Fellowship.  Fellowship cannot be completed prior to June 30th the year following date of application. - Application deadline November 30th. $75 First Year/ Dues amount for Subsequent Years Depending on Membership Status (e.g. Active or Provisional)
Medical student Students of any medical or osteopathic school - Application deadline October 31st. $0
International Non-residents of US or Canada, contributed to trauma. Application deadline October 31st. $0

Applying for membership in EAST is easy! All applications must be submitted using the online system.  The following items are required in order to process your application :

  • Online application form

  • Application fee charged to your MasterCard, Visa, or American Express ($50, non-refundable)

  • Curriculum vitae - uploaded to membership application record 

  • Personal statement

  • Endorsement letters - One endorsement must be from a current EAST Active or Senior member, or if applying for Associate membership, one endorsement must be from an EAST Active, Senior or Associate member. Those applying as Fellows-in-Training need only provide a recommendation from their fellowship director. Letters must be submitted using the online system. Hard copies or email copies cannot be accepted. Letters of endorsement must be received by the application deadline or the application will not be considered.

All EAST members are listed in the online application form. If you need assistance finding a member to endorse you, please email the EAST Administrative Office at  

To join our organization, follow the easy steps outlined below. Once you initiate the process, you can check back here and follow the status of your application. Applications not completed in a two-year period will be deleted. All information which includes letters of endorsement must be submitted online and received by the application deadline. If all required information is not submitted/received by the deadline, your application will not be considered.

New applications submitted/completed by the deadlines below will be considered at the January 2017 Annual Business Meeting.
Deadline: October 31, 2016
Fellows-in-Training Deadline: November 30, 2016

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