Policy Research Rotation
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.
Please note: The American Society of Anesthesiologists values the safety of our employees, our members, and our visitors. In support of these values, anyone entering an ASA office must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Policy Research Rotation in Political Affairs has been approved by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) to count toward residency credit. A stipend of $5,500 is provided to offset living expenses.
Applications for the 2024-2025 cycle open December 11, 2023 and close February 5, 2024 at 11:59PM EST. Sign up today to be notified when applications open.
Read articles from previous Resident Scholars on their experiences (members only).
If you would like more information on the program, please contact Silvana Barbosa at [email protected] or at (202) 289-2222.
Residents in a Room Episode 17: Resident Advocacy
Join Resident Scholars Drs. Richa Taneja, Matthew Sexton, and Patrick McFarland in this wide-ranging discussion of resident advocacy. Listen in as they chat about how they got involved in advocacy; how political, legislative and regulatory factors impact patient care; the challenges and rewards of their advocacy experiences; and they many ways residents can advocate for the issues that move them. Recorded April 2020.
Episode 17: Resident Advocacy