My First ANESTHESIOLOGY Annual Meeting
Vianca C. Insignares, M.D
As a research fellow applying for anesthesiology residency program in the 2023 match cycle, I am grateful to have attended the ANESTHESIOLOGY Annual Meeting hosted by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) in October 2022.
This was my first time to attend the ANESTHESIOLOGY Annual Meeting after I attended my first Florida Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting just a few months earlier. Both meetings provided a great platform for me to deepen my knowledge on the most up to date anesthesia topics while having the opportunity to contribute by presenting a scientific abstract on the research project I have been working on for the last two years. Being able to discuss my work and receive feedback from experts in the field was a stimulating and enriching experience. I can bring those questions back to my research fellowship to make sure that our future manuscripts will properly address all the raised queries, further improving my publications.
It was wonderful to interact with people from various professional backgrounds, yet all ultimately committed to a common goal of advancing the field of Anesthesiology. Many of these people had kindly agreed to serve as mentors and offer career advice. I was surprised by the vast amount of learning opportunities and engaging activities this meeting brought to people at every professional level, from medical students to thought leaders in the specialty.
At the 2022 ANESTHESIOLOGY Annual Meeting, all the medical student sessions provided me with invaluable information on the anesthesiology residency application process, differences in various residency programs, lifestyle in residency, and academic career. The Meet and Greet event with Residency Programs was especially beneficial for me, as it offered a chance for medical students to engage and learn more about the different programs, their teams, and their culture. It was a crucial opportunity for me to identify the program best suitable for my own professional and personal objectives. I look forward to attending future ANESTHESIOLOGY Annual Meetings.
To anyone who is considering a career in anesthesiology, I would encourage each one of them to become involved with the ASA. I found that ASA offers me these important benefits:
Miguel Perez-Viloria, MD, PGY-4/CA-3
Anesthesiology Chief Resident
Mount Sinai Medical Center of Miami Beach
Last October I had the opportunity to attend the American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) national meeting in New Orleans. I also had the honor to be selected to represent the Florida Society of Anesthesiology (FSA) as a resident delegate during the meeting. As a CA-3 resident, attending the ASA meeting provided numerous benefits to my career development.
Firstly, it allowed me to attend lectures from national leading experts in the field, providing me with the opportunity to broaden my knowledge and stay up-to-date on the latest advancements and trends in anesthesiology. Secondly, it gave me the chance to meet and network with other resident delegates from different states, providing me with a more well-rounded perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing the profession. As a foreign medical graduate, it also gave me the opportunity to meet and connect with other Venezuelans anesthesiologists from across the US. I was able to build new relationships and strengthen existing ones, which will, no doubt, be beneficial for my personal and professional growth in the years to come.
Furthermore, participating in resident committees at the meeting gave me hands-on experience in leadership and collaboration with my peers. As an FSA resident delegate, I was able to cast a vote during the selection of the next ASA Resident component leadership. This helped me develop important skills and relationships that will be valuable throughout my career. Finally, I think that attending the ASA meeting demonstrates my commitment to professional development and provided me with a valuable opportunity to make lasting connections with other professionals in your field. Overall, attending the national ASA meeting in New Orleans was a significant investment in my future as a soon-to-be physician anesthesiologist.