Learn about the ASA Resident Component
The ASA Resident Component (ASARC) is the organization of anesthesiology resident physicians within the American Society of Anesthesiology. It was created in 1988 by the ASA to encourage participation in ASA, train young physician leaders, and improve awareness of ASA’s role in the development of Anesthesiology as a specialty.
The ASARC has representation and involvement in all levels of the ASA. Resident physicians are represented through their own body, the Resident Component House of Delegates (HOD) which meets once a year in conjunction with the annual ASA meeting. Residents delegates are appointed by their state anesthesiology society. Besides passing resolutions, the ASARC also has leadership opportunities available. The Resident Component House of Delegates elects a five member Governing Council, which meets three times a year to direct and coordinate ASARC activities. Governing Council members are voting members of the ASA House of Delegates, while the Chair is also a voting member at ASA Board of Directors meetings. Other leadership opportunities are available to anesthesiology residents, including serving on ASA committees and developing public policy as a fellow in Washington, D.C.
The ASARC provides a wealth of resources to resident physicians during their residency training and as they transition into fellowship and/or practice. A list of residency programs by state and fellowship opportunities are available. Links to a variety of external resources, such as past annual In-Training Exams (ITE) and the ABA are also included. There are also a number of awards to recognize resident research. The ASARC facilitates communication by publishing resident newsletters and the Resident’s Review column in the monthly ASA Newsletter , and by hosting the Anesthesiology Chief Resident Mailing List. The ASARC encourages residents to learn about the ASAPAC .
Active membership in the ASARC ensures your voice is heard, not only within the ASARC and ASA, but also in your state and federal government. To make a difference, you need to get involved.