American Society of Anesthesiologists - Policy Research Rotation

Policy Research Rotation

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The American Society of Anesthesiologists Advocacy Division hosts the ASA Anesthesiology Policy Research Rotation in Political Affairs, a four-week rotation in Washington, D.C., designed to allow resident physicians to experience the political, legislative and regulatory factors that affect the delivery of patient care.

During the rotation, the resident will achieve comprehensive understanding of health care politics and policy, gain first-hand experience of a political environment, assist in day-to-day activities in ASA’s Advocacy Division, attend lobby events sponsored by ASA, create specific research projects and explore and report on new law and policy changes affecting the profession of anesthesiology. During the rotation the resident will be supervised by ASA’s Director of Congressional and Political Affairs.

The Policy Research Rotation in Political Affairs has been approved by the American Board of Anesthesiologists (ABA) to count toward residency credit. A stipend of at least $5,500 is provided to offset living expenses. Applications will be accepted beginning December 15, 2016 until March 15, 2017.

Read articles from previous Resident Scholars on their experiences (members only).

If you would like more information on the program, please contact Amanda Ott at

Key Documents:

ASA Notice of Anesthesiology Policy Research Rotation in Political Affairs

Goals and Objectives

ABA Approval Letter  

Application Coversheet

Application Checklist

Frequently Asked Questions

Program Flyer