ASA Medical Student Component - American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

ASA Medical Student Component

Welcome to the ASA Medical Student Component. As the medical student members of the ASA, we are dedicated to educating our peers about the field of anesthesiology and promoting the mission of the ASA. We seek to attract and assist high quality medical students to learn more about the field of anesthesiology and consider careers as anesthesiologists.



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To access all the benefits of being a member of ASA and the Medical Student Component, join ASA now.

About the MSC
The ASA Medical Student Component (MSC) is comprised of all ASA medical students interested in anesthesiology from medical schools across the nation. We are committed to increasing student involvement at a state and national level and to increasing student exposure to anesthesiology at medical schools across the nation. If you are a student interested in anesthesiology, find out what you need to know to get started on this exciting career path. If you already are committed to a career in anesthesiology, find out how being involved in ASA can benefit you and the profession.

Medical Student Component Leadership
Get to know your current governing council officers who represent the medical student perspective within ASA.

Become a Delegate to the ASA Medical Student Component House of Delegates 
Represent your school in the 2018 ASA Medical Student Component House of Delegates.  Every accredited medical school is entitled to one delegate and one alternate delegate to serve as liaisons between the ASA Medical Student Component and their medical school. Applications will be accepted beginning April 1, 2018. Preference is given to the 2017 delegate and alternate delegate should they decide to continue for 2018. For information regarding the Medical Student Component and governing council positions, please review the bylaws.

Medical Student Newsletter and Optimize Your Match Series
The Medical Student Component publishes a periodic Newsletter to keep you informed on important events and topics in anesthesia. Access the most recent issuePast newsletters are accessible and have been archived. The Optimize Your Match series walks you through the process to successfully match into anesthesia.

Guide to Anesthesiology Residency
To help you apply to anesthesiology residency programs, learn more about the training, and better prepare we have compiled information on anesthesiology residency programs.

Anesthesiology Student Interest Groups
For information on starting, running, or improving an AIG, we've compiled information to help you. 

Publications for Medical Students
For the list of ASA publications and resources available, click here.

Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA) Resources
For information on exploring the field of anesthesia, away rotations, and self-directed learning cards, visit the SEA website

Take Advantage of FAER Career Development, Research and Grant Opportunities
The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) provides educational opportunities and career development for medical students, residents, and anesthesiologists. Advancing anesthesia education is core to FAER’s mission, and it is core to many of FAER’s programs.For medical students interested in careers in anesthesiology research, the Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship (MSARF) program is an important starting point. FAER also provides research grant funding to gain additional training in basic science, clinical and translational, health services and education research. For early career anesthesiologists interested in pursuing careers as physician-scientists, FAER grants can be an important starting point. 

ASA Political Action Committee (ASAPAC)
The ASA Political Action Committee welcomes student membership and involvement. Click here to join/contribute and participate in this exciting aspect of ASA.

Rural Access to Anesthesia Scholarship Program
The American Society of Anesthesiologists sponsors a scholarship for medical students introducing future physicians to rural anesthesia. ASA Medical Student members can apply for scholarships valued up to $500 to pay for travel and lodging expenses for a rural clerkship.

Hands-On Clinical Skills Opportunities
Whether you're a premed student, an MS1, or MS2, you need every opportunity to get early practice in the clinical skills that will help you succeed on your clinical rotations. Clinical skills workshops can be hard to come by. The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) provides events for you to get hands-on learning opportunities. 


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