Growing Interest in Academic Anesthesiology

FAER started the Resident Scholar Program in 1989, and the program has been growing ever since. As FAER Resident Scholars, CA-2 residents from anesthesiology departments across the country attend the ASA annual meeting each year. The program encourages attendees to enter into academic anesthesiology and to become educators in the future.

In 2011, 62 residents attended the annual meeting as a part of the FAER program. This brought the total number of resident scholars to date to 1,020. Seven anesthesiology departments participated for the first time this year. These residents experienced many facets of ANESTHESIOLOGY 2011, including the Academy of Research Mentors in Anesthesiology workshop, the Celebration of Research activities and the ASA House of Delegates meeting. Abbott Laboratories co-sponsored the 2011 Resident Scholar Program.

“My experience as a FAER Resident Scholar introduced me to many leaders in academic anesthesiology and renewed my interest in an academic career. It was an amazing opportunity to network with anesthesiologists and resident colleagues from across the country. The program exposed us to the exciting work that can be done as a physician scientist or as a physician educator, as well as some of the current issues facing our field.”

– Engy Hanna, MD, 2011 Resident Scholar, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

What Other Resident Scholars are Saying

“The FAER Resident Scholar experience was a great opportunity for me to attend, as it gave me a pathway to follow to become an advocate of education in the world of anesthesia for my peers and patients. … The exposure to the ASA conference provided an overwhelming amount of information and resources for me to take home to share with my colleagues.”

– Will Chan, MD, 2011 Resident Scholar, University of Cincinnati Medical Center

“My experience as a FAER Resident Scholar will definitely have a lasting impression. It was exciting to meet other residents from anesthesiology programs from across the country, and it was definitely an introduction to the small world of anesthesia. It was interesting to hear what others experienced during residency, novel education programs that they were a part of, and the various methods of incorporating research into an already challenging residency. The relationships formed and contacts made through this program enable the sharing of ideas across the country and collaboration to be endless. I know that one day I will see colleagues who I met through FAER as authors of textbooks, literature and serving as leaders in the field.”

–A. Morgan Lasater, MD, 2011 Resident Scholar, University of North Carolina Hospitals