Get Involved in ASARC
There are many ways to get involved with the ASA Resident Component, including:
Organize and host a Resident Regional Meeting
The ASA offers $1000 annually to groups of residents in each of the ASA’s five regions who want to organize a regional meeting. The residents can choose the topic of the meeting and are encouraged to apply for and obtain matching grants from the state anesthesia societies.
Contact and coordinate with your state anesthesia society
Often your participation in the ASA is guided and sponsored by your state society. You can find your state component and contact information here. The ASA Resident Component is always exploring ways to help residents become as active as possible at the state level.
Participate in the ASA-RC House of Delegates (HOD) meeting at the ASA annual meeting
Usually this meeting takes place in October and rotates location. There you will vote on resolutions, make policy decisions and elect your representatives. Your state society appoints resident delegates. Contact your state society for details.
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). Your CV and statement of interest will be due in early January.
Run for national office
At the annual meeting, we elect your president-elect, alternative delegate, secretary and “Residents’ Review” editor. Consider running for office! For inclusion in the RC HOD Handbook, a CV and statement of interest will be due in September.
Write a resolution
ASA policy is dictated by reports and resolutions voted on by our component. If you have an issue that you think the component should address write a resolution to be voted on by our HOD. Resolutions will be due in September. See our listserv for the latest details. A guide to writing resolutions can be found here.
Write a Residents’ Review article
The ASA Resident Component is responsible for one article each month in the ASA Newsletter. The ASA RC Residents’ Review co-editors are always looking for qualified people with good ideas to write articles. Got an idea for a good article? Let the editors know.
Contact your ASA Resident Component Governing Council leadership with questions or suggestions.