ASARC Leadership Opportunities
Several leadership opportunities are available to anesthesiology resident physicians:
• Run for ASARC national office - At the annual meeting, governing council members are elected for the following year. Positions include president-elect, alternative delegate, secretary and “Residents’ Review” editor. For inclusion in the RC HOD Handbook, an application, a CV and statement of interest will be due in September. Look for details in the ASA NEWSLETTER, and see detailed officer responsibilities in the Resident’s Guide to the ASA (pdf).
• Apply for an ASA committee - Residents can serve on any of the ASA’s more than 70 committees. There is certainly one to fit your interest. You may apply for up to three committees (but will only be assigned one). A CV and statement of interest will be due in early January.
• Get involved in your state anesthesiology society - Often your participation in the ASA is guided and sponsored by your state society. Join the component in the state of your Residency. You can its locate its contact information here. The ASA Resident Component is always exploring ways to help residents become as active as possible at the state level.
• Lansdale Public Policy Fellowship – Make a difference in health care policy as a resident physician. Apply to work in Washington, D.C., as a one year fellow who will be paired with a member of Congress or Executive branch office. Applications are open to anesthesiology resident physicians, and usually due in late January.
• Apply for the ASA Policy Research Rotation in Political Affairs – This four-week rotation in Washington, D.C. is designed to allow resident physicians to experience the political, legislative and regulatory factors that affect the delivery of patient care.
• Serve as an ASAPAC Resident Representative – help increase support among our profession as resident physicians for the ASAPAC. Educate other residents in your program and strive to achieve 100 percent participation.
Not sure where to get started? Access our page About the ASA Resident Component or the Resident’s Guide to the ASA (pdf).