We are updating the membership application process. While these updates are taking place, the EAST Online Application system will be unavailable. We anticipate the new application process will be available July 2017. If you would like to be notified when the membership application system reopens, please add your contact information to this form.
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 Assembly.
- 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 has developed continuing education sessions that 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.
Application Deadlines and Timeline for Membership Approval
We look forward to receiving your membership application online. Membership applications completed by the application deadline (November 15th annually) 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 be deleted from the system and you will need to reapply and pay appropriate application fees.
All sponsor attestations must be received by the application deadline or the application will be incomplete and not considered.
Categories for membership include:
|Category||Description||2018 Dues - EAST Membership Year is January 1 - December 31|
|Active||Licensed, board-certified surgeon, under the age of 50, active in trauma - Application deadline November 15th.
|Senior||Individuals 50 years of age and older who meet the requirements for Active membership - Application deadline November 15th.
|Associate||Physicians in non-surgical specialties and non-physicians - Application deadline November 15th.||$325|
|Provisional||Meet requirements for Active but not board certified. This category is open to residents, recent residency graduates, and trauma fellows - Application deadline November 15th.
|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 15th.||$100 First Year of membership. Amount for subsequent years will be based on Membership Status (e.g. Active or Provisional)|
|Medical student||Students of any medical or osteopathic school - Application deadline November 15th.||$0|
|International||Non-residents of US or Canada, contributing to trauma. Application deadline November 15th.||$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
Member Sponsors - All applicants are required to have two EAST member sponsors. Those applying for Active, Senior, Provisional, or Fellow-in-Training are required to have two EAST Active or Senior member sponsors. Those applying for Associate membership are required to have two EAST Active, Senior, or Associate member sponsors. Sponsors must complete the online attestation by the November 15th application deadline or your application will not be considered. Hard copies or email copies cannot be accepted.
All EAST members are listed in the online application form. If you need assistance finding sponsors, please email the EAST Administrative Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To join our organization, follow the easy steps in he online application system. Once you initiate the process, you may check back here and follow the status of your application. Applications not completed by the November 15th deadline will be deleted from the system. All information which includes completed sponsor attestations and receipt of the application fee 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. Your application will be deleted from the system and you will need to reapply and pay appropriate application fees.