Resident Review  |   July 2015
It Is Never Too Late to Get Involved
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Education / CPD / Pediatric Anesthesia / Advocacy and Legislative Issues / Resident Review
Resident Review   |   July 2015
It Is Never Too Late to Get Involved
ASA Monitor 07 2015, Vol.79, 60-61.
ASA Monitor 07 2015, Vol.79, 60-61.
In my last year of residency, I realized that I didn’t know much about the American Society of Anesthesiologists aside from the annual meeting it hosts and the scientific publications it supports. I knew residents, junior to me in my program, who were participating as delegates to the Resident Component of ASA and getting involved with the Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists (WSA). It really made me wonder: Was I the only one who didn’t know about the opportunities available to residents with an interest in organized medicine?
As I questioned my limited exposure to these aspects of our field, I came across an article in the ASA NEWSLETTER regarding the Mentoring Award Program sponsored by the ASA Committee on Professional Diversity. The goal of the program is to encourage mentorship through a project of common interest. As I was a CA-3 resident at the time, it was too late for me to run for the ASA Resident Component Governing Council, but this was a chance for me to develop a project to help better understand why residents may not be aware of the many possibilities for involvement with our national society early in their careers.
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