Application for the Anesthesiology Policy Research Rotation in Political Affairs open - American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

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Application for the Anesthesiology Policy Research Rotation in Political Affairs Open!

The American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA) is pleased to announce the opening of the application for the 2018 - 2019 cycle of the Anesthesiology Policy Research Rotation in Political Affairs, also known as the "Resident Scholar Program." The rotation is a paid, four‐week, ABA-approved rotation, located in ASA’s Washington, D.C., office.

The Rotation allows resident physician anesthesiologists to experience the political, legislative, and regulatory factors that affect the delivery of patient care.

The application is open from December 15, 2017 to March 15, 2018.

During the rotation, residents will gain a comprehensive understanding of health care politics and policy by experiencing the political environment first-hand, assisting in day‐to‐day activities in ASA’s Advocacy Office, attending lobby events sponsored by ASA, creating research projects, and reporting on policy changes affecting the profession of anesthesiology.

The Rotation has been approved by the American Board of Anesthesiology to count toward residency credit. A stipend of $5,500 is provided to offset living expenses in the nation’s capital. Residents will be supervised by ASA’s Congressional and Political Affairs Department during the rotation, which takes place during one of five months based on availability.

The application is easily filled out online here:

Residents who will be in their PGY - 3 / CA - 2 year and more senior during the 2018-2019 academic year, including those who will be serving in fellowships, are eligible to apply for the rotation. Please note: applicants who wish to serve during the last three months of their PGY - 4 / CA - 3 year will require additional approval from the ABA to participate.

A complete online application will include the following materials:

  • Biographical information
  • Residency program information
  • Cover letter / letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae / resume
  • Written approval by the resident’s program chair or department head.

Not a resident? Tell a resident! You and they can find much more information online at:

Program directors are encouraged to spread the word about the rotation by sharing this informational flyer.

Please direct any questions regarding the Rotation or its application to:

Mr. Kyle Simerly
Grassroots Program Administrator
(202) 289-2222

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