Resident Scholar Program

The FAER Resident Scholar Program provides selected anesthesiology residents with the opportunity to attend the American Society Anesthesiologists annual meeting each year.

By attending the ASA annual meeting, FAER resident scholars are able to:

  • Hear the latest of advances in anesthesiology from leaders in the specialty.
  • Identify educational, scientific and political issues facing the practice of anesthesiology.
  • Benefit from early involvement in the ASA by having direct interaction with leaders of the specialty and other anesthesiologists.

The FAER Resident Scholar Program is often a resident’s first exposure to a national scientific meeting with multiple scientific and educational sessions. Resident scholars participate in activities at the annual meeting including workshops, scientific sessions, exhibits and refresher courses. They also have the opportunity to attend the American Society of Anesthesiologists Resident Component’s activities.

Each year, FAER and several subspecialty societies partner to provide resident scholars the opportunity to attend a subspecialty meeting on the day before the ASA annual meeting begins. For example, in 2013, participating subspecialty societies included: the Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA), the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesia and Critical Care (SNACC), the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA) and the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA). The department chair or program director must indicate on the FAER resident scholar application form that their resident should be considered for one of the subspecialty programs.

Participate in the Resident Scholar Program

Each year, on a rotating basis, FAER invites approximately 60 ACGME-accredited anesthesiology programs to select an academically promising CA-2 resident to participate in the FAER Resident Scholar Program. FAER provides educational grants of $1,000 each to these anesthesiology departments to help offset the costs of this opportunity.

There is no application process for the FAER Resident Scholar Program. FAER will notify the selected anesthesiology programs by late spring of each year.

Support the Resident Scholar Program

The Resident Scholar Program is a valuable educational opportunity for anesthesiology residents, which encourages careers in research and academic anesthesiology. Through corporate, subspecialty and individual donations, FAER can continue to provide educational programs such as the Resident Scholar Program.

Your contribution to FAER can help provide the funds to make these programs possible, ultimately shaping the future of anesthesiology. Make a contribution to foster the career development of anesthesiologists and support the next generation of knowledge in the specialty.

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