American Society of Anesthesiologists - 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.

The Policy Research Rotation in Political Affairs has been approved by the American Board of Anesthesiologists (ABA) to count toward residency credit. A stipend of $5,500 is provided to offset living expenses. All 2017-2018 Resident Scholars positions have been filled.

Deadline - Mark your Calendars:
We will announce the opening of applications for the 2018-2019 cycle in December of 2017, and applications will be due on March 15, 2018.

Read articles from previous Resident Scholars on their experiences (members only).

If you would like more information on the program, please contact Kyle Simerly at k.simerly@asahq.org or at (202) 289-2222.

Key Documents:

ASA Notice of Anesthesiology Policy Research Rotation in Political Affairs

Goals and Objectives

ABA Approval Letter  

Application Coversheet - Check back in December of 2017, when applications open!

Application Checklist

Frequently Asked Questions

Program Flyer

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