Why Join AAA?

Regardless of your discipline, the American Association for Anatomy is your professional home.

Our global membership is comprised of scientists and educators who research and study everything from humans to fossils to fish. We are that “one place” you can turn to, time and time again, to grow your career, keep informed, build relationships, and challenge your perceptions.

A reduced membership dues rate is available for members living in the countries classified as Low Income based on World Bank ranking of economies. To get the discounted rate contact Liz Phares.

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Membership in AAA connects you with opportunities to:

Advance Your Career

  • Find your next position in the AAA Career Center
  • Apply for competitive grants, scholarships, and awards that support you throughout your career
  • Build relationships with a mentor who can help guide you to the next step in your career

Grow Your Network

  • Share your research and find new collaborators by publishing in AAA’s three journals
  • Participate in our online community, Anatomy Connected, where you’ll share approaches to teaching, compare research techniques, and find solutions to common problems
  • Volunteer to serve on committees, task forces, and micro opportunities while honing your leadership skills and meeting new professionals

Access Exclusive Content

  • Stay up to date on public policy, career advice, member highlights, and more with our monthly e-newsletter
  • Discover new research with access to one of our monthly scientific journals: The Anatomical Record or Developmental Dynamics
  • Learn what’s working in pedagogy with access to our bi-monthly journal, Anatomical Sciences Education

Expand Your Knowledge

  • Experience high-quality education and scientific sessions and receive members-only pricing for meetings
  • Boost your scientific knowledge through free webinars that address gaps in graduate education and research training

“Membership has provided me with the opportunity to join a welcoming network of diverse scientists and to grow my research career by facilitating collaborations with many leading figures in my field.  AAA to me means scientific rigor, innovation, and support for all levels of scientists and educators".

Christopher M. Smith, MA, CMI  
Member since 2014

4 out of 5 members say membership helps them network with other scientists

89% of members feel the value of membership meets or exceeds the cost

9 out of 10 members turn to AAA to stay up to date on changes in anatomy

Members receive more than $350,000 annually in awards, grants, and scholarships