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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.

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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

“No matter the career level, everybody is open and approachable, friendly, and willing to help. AAA to me means good science, professional support, and people you can count on.”

Annita Achilleos, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Baylor College of Medicine

Member since 2010

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