How to join SECEC: requirements and instructions

Welcome to the application for membership of SECEC/ESSSE. Please read the instructions carefully before you enter the online application process. If you are in doubt please discuss your application with your local National Delegate.

Requirements

All applicants must show a genuine interest in shoulder and/or elbow surgery. Members are elected into the Society by its Ordinary Members at its General Assembly (usually held in September) each year upon the proposal of the Membership Committee and after approval of the National Delegates.

There are different kinds of memberships with different perks and requirements: Junior, Associate and Ordinary

Every application must be complete with:

  • Motivation letter: write us why are you applying for our society, your motivation and aim.
  • CV (Curriculum Vitae):
    • Name, age, birthplace, country of citizenship, country for application (if different).
    • Education, university degree, clinical education, year and place for registration as medical specialist and the specialty.
  • Sponsorship letter: a letter from a SECEC ordinary member that supports your application. At a minimum we need an undersigned statement saying ”I support the application of [Name, Surname] for associate-/junior-/ordinary membership in SECEC”.

In case we do not accept your application we will inform you by e-mail on our reasons.

Special requirements to become an Ordinary Member

To become an Ordinary Member you need to gain a certain degree of success in the field. To evaluate your achievements we have a point grade system: if your score is 30 points or above you're eligible to become an Ordinary Member.

For example: any scientific article in which you were involved and that was published in Index Medicus referenced journals will make you obtain 5 points.

Fee and Payments

You can pay your annual fee through the secured Paypal payment system.

SECEC will not keep your credit card numbers in our records.

SECEC will not refund the annual fee, except in case of double payment.

The memberships

Junior Member

Perks and duties

  • encouraged to take part in all the activities of the Society
  • has no right to vote
  • receives the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • special registration fee for all SECEC congresses
  • can participate in closed meetings
  • has full access to the website
  • becomes associate member after the age of 35, upon request

requirements

  • orthopaedic / trauma surgeon under 35 years
  • to reside in Europe
  • participation in 1 SECEC meeting
  • letter of motivation
  • short CV
  • 1 Ordinary Member's sponsorship
  • annual fee of 275 €

Associate Member

Perks and duties

  • encouraged to take part in all the activities of the Society
  • has no right to vote
  • receives the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • special registration fee for all SECEC congresses
  • can participate in closed meetings
  • has full access to the website

requirements:

  • orthopaedic / trauma surgeon
  • to reside in Europe
  • participation in 2 SECEC meetings
  • letter of motivation
  • short CV
  • 2 Ordinary Member's sponsorship
  • annual fee of 275 €
  • NB : fellows selected to the Intra European travelling fellowship become ex officio Associate members.

Ordinary Member

Perks and duties

  • encouraged to take part in all the activities of the Society
  • has full voting rights
  • is eligible for membership in all the Committees
  • receives the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • special registration fee for all SECEC congresses
  • can participate in closed meetings
  • has full access to the website

requirements:

  • orthopaedic / trauma surgeon
  • to reside in Europe
  • 30 points in the scientific activity grading system of the SECEC
  • letter of motivation
  • short CV
  • 2 Ordinary Member's sponsorship
  • annual fee of 275 €
  • NB: fellows selected to the Europe / USA and Europe / Japan travelling fellowships become ex officio Ordinary members
  • Before you apply, calculate your score