ASA is pleased to announce the next cycle of participants in the Anesthesiology Policy Research Rotation in Political Affairs - also known as the Resident Scholar program. ASA has selected five talented residents to participate in the 2021-2022 Resident Scholar program, an ABA-approved program that allows resident physicians who will be in their CA-3 or fellowship year to experience the political, legislative, and regulatory factors that affect the delivery of patient care. The selected Resident Scholars include Katherine Mills, MD, MPP, Chirag Patel, DO, Caroline Phillips, MD, Derek Stout, DO and Randall Yale, MD. These top candidates were selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants based on engagement in measurable advocacy activities, history of engagement and interest in continued involvement, and a personal interview. Short biographies of our selected Resident Scholars are included below:
Katherine Mills, MD, MPP
Dr. Mills is a CA-2 at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and her involvement with anesthesiology followed 10 years active duty in the Air Force. She finished medical school at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and is also a graduate of the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government. She completed her undergraduate degree in the United States Air Force Academy and completed her premedical requirements at Western Michigan University.
Chirag Patel, DO
Dr. Patel is a CA-2 at the University of Miami. He completed medical school at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine and his undergraduate degree is from the University of Virginia. He also serves as an ASAPAC Representative.
Caroline Phillips, MD
Dr. Phillips is a CA-3 at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, where she also received her medical degree. Additionally, she is working toward her master’s degree in healthcare quality and safety. She will be completing the program during her fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology. She completed her undergraduate education at Auburn University.
Derek Stout, DO
Dr. Stout is a CA-2 at Dartmouth Hitchcock in New Hampshire but is originally from Utah. He attended Western University of Health Sciences COMP for his medical school and Weber State University for his undergraduate degree.
Randall Yale, MD
Dr. Yale spent four years as an Air Force flight surgeon in South Carolina before attending residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin, a state he now calls home. He attended Creighton University for his medical degree and the University of San Diego for his undergraduate degree.
ASA has been developing anesthesiology resident’s knowledge in area of advocacy and policy through the Resident Scholar program since 2010. Residents interested in gaining first-hand experience in a political environment are encouraged to apply. The application for the 2022-23 year will open in December 2021 and more information is available at asahq.org/ResidentScholar.