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Become an ORA Member

The ORA accepts Regular and Trainee members who are renewed on an annual basis, typically on the first of October of every year. Rheumatologists in their first-year, post-fellowship are entitled to apply for Regular membership status at a discounted rate as First-Year Rheumatology Practitioners. Regular members have the right to attend and vote at all meetings of the ORA.

Please review the membership criteria below. Membership applications may be submitted online by clicking the button found at the bottom of this page. All applications will be reviewed by the ORA and must be approved in order for the applicant to be granted membership status. The fee covers the applicant's membership dues (as applicable) for the current membership year.

Trainee Member

Physicians in a recognized rheumatology training program are eligible for free membership in the ORA for two years. The applicant for this category of membership must apply each year for membership status.

Application Fee: $0 (Waived)

First-Year Rheumatology Practitioners (Regular Member Discount)

This membership category is for rheumatologists in their first-year, post PGY5. Applicants for this membership type enjoy the rights and privileges of Regular Membership at a reduced rate.

Application Fee: $100 CAD

Regular Member

An applicant for Regular Member status shall be a person who is a graduate from a university whose accreditation is acceptable to the Board and who is the following:

  • a member in good standing of The College of Physicians and Surgeons of the Province of Ontario and actively engaged in the practice of rheumatology; or
  • under exceptional circumstances, a person whose practice and achievements demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the Board, a competence and professional interest in the study of rheumatic diseases.

Regular Members shall have the right to attend and vote at all meetings of the Corporation and shall pay annual dues as determined by the Board from time-to-time.

Application Fee: $200 CAD

Online Member Application

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