Anesthesiology Interest Groups (AIGs) are independent groups of students from different medical schools across the country whose members share a common interest in anesthesiology. The purpose of AIGs is to promote education, communication, advocacy, research, and networking among students and physicians. AIGs are led by student officers and overseen by faculty advisors. An officer particularly important to AIGs is the ASA Delegate, who acts as the liaison between an AIG and the ASA Medical Student Component.
Guide to Building an Active Anesthesia Interest Group
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Outstanding Anesthesia Interest Group (AIG) Award
Awards are presented annually to those AIGs that show an exceptional level of participation, enthusiasm, program quality, professionalism, and involvement in their university, community and at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® annual meeting. New this year: There will be a $500 award for each school in these categories: Best New AIG, Most Innovative AIG, Best Overall AIG. Nominations may be made by any AIG leader or ASA student member. Submit a nomination by July 31.
Selection criteria include:
- AIG Membership
- Outstanding participation by AIG members and faculty
- Number of meetings and events
- Variety of activities, including career guidance, community outreach, departmental activities, social events
- Participation in local, regional and national anesthesiology programs (National conference, FAER scholars, etc.)
Past Recipients of the Outstanding AIG Award:
2018: Oakland University School of Medicine William Beaumont School of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
2017: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Vanderbilt University College of Medicine, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
2016: Des Moines University, Oregon Health & Science University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
2015: University of California San Francisco, Oregon Health & Science University