Resident Humanitarian Service Award - American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Resident Humanitarian Service Award

Help Us Recognize a Resident Leader in Global Health Care

The ASA Resident Humanitarian Service Award, sponsored by the ASA Resident Component and ASA Committee on Global Humanitarian Outreach (GHO), recognizes one resident or fellow who has done particularly useful work in the global health field that promotes several objectives, including attracting more residents to consider global health opportunities during residency and encouraging academic departments to permit residents in their programs to do such work.

Award Description
Awarded on an annual basis since 2015, the ASA Resident Humanitarian Service Award recognizes one anesthesiology trainee who, during the course of his or her medical training, has made a significant contribution to global anesthetic care through organized humanitarian outreach activities. Eligible candidates must be a resident or fellow in anesthesiology at the time of nomination

Nomination Process
Nominations may be submitted by a residency or fellowship program director on the behalf of a current resident or fellow. Only one nomination may be submitted by a program director per year. Nominations shall consist of a completed nomination form, letter of support from the training program director, the candidate’s CV, and a one-page description of the candidate’s record of service and contribution. Up to two additional letters of recommendation may be included in the nomination materials.

Nomination Deadline
The nomination deadline will be June 30 of each year. 

Criteria for Nominee Consideration
The recipient will be selected by a committee of representatives from the ASA Resident Component, Committee on Global Humanitarian Outreach, Committee on Residents and Medical Students, and ASA Charitable Foundation (ASACF) Board of Directors. The award will be presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® annual meeting during the ASA Resident Component House of Delegates (HOD) Meeting.

The ideal nominee will demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Involvement: The nominee must have been involved in outreach by donating time or talents to professional work for charitable clinical, educational or other worthwhile activities related to anesthesiology, in program(s) directed at under-served populations outside the United States.
  • Service: The work must have been performed on a completely voluntary basis (i.e., not as part of a requirement for completion of training).
  • Significance: The range and scope of the work must be significant, and the outreach efforts must be sustained over time.
  • Leadership: The nominee must have shown leadership in initiating, developing and implementing key elements of the outreach program(s).
  • Role Model: The nominee must have served as a role model for other physicians or trainees to participate in outreach activities.

Recognition
The ASA Resident Humanitarian Service Award winner will be recognized at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® annual meeting during the ASA Resident Component House of Delegates (HOD) meeting as well as receive a complimentary registration to the annual meeting to defray costs associated with attending. The award recipient will also receive a $1,000 stipend and an award plaque.

Past Recipients
2015: Meghan Prin, MD, Columbia University Dept. of Anesthesiology
2016: Colby Simmons, DO, MBA, University of Colorado School of Medicine

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