Trainee Members Group

Background

The Trainee Members Group (TMG) is the representative body for anaesthetists in training within the ASA and aims to give trainees an official independent voice. Initially named the Group of Australian Society of Anaesthetists Clinical Trainees (GASACT), the group was formed in 2000 to address the needs of trainees within Australia.

We seek to assist trainees industrially, socially, with health and lifestyle issues, educationally, scientifically, with practice matters, and politically.

TMG committee members

Our committee consists of a national chair who is appointed by the members of the TMG and endorsed by the Board, along with representatives from each Australian state/territory. The chair of the ANZCA Trainee Committee and the NZSA Trainee representatives are invited guests at our meetings. We meet at least four times per year, including an annual face-to-face meeting prior to the ASA National Scientific Convention. Our chief aims are to support, represent and educate Australian trainee anaesthetists. An update on our activities is published quarterly in Australian Anaesthetist.

Our chair represents trainees at ASA Council meetings and is an invited guest at meetings for the ANZCA Trainee Committee and AMA Council of Doctors in Training. We also have representatives on a number of other committees, including the Public Practice Advisory Committee, Communications Committee and Economics Advisory Committee.

For more information about the benefits of trainee membership, visit our Trainee Membership Benefits page.

All trainees are encouraged to contact us with any issues or concerns at trainees@asa.org.au – we are here to represent you!

Events and opportunities

Members only resources

ASA Members can access the following resources by logging onto to the ASA members website:

CIG International Scholarships

The ASA has developed close relationships with other international anaesthetic associations under the banner of the Common Interest Group (CIG). This includes a broad scope to the advancement of anaesthesia, patient safety, workforce issues, training and development. As part of this, the ASA understands the value of trainees attending these conferences – learning and sharing experiences and common issues. The ASA offers three scholarships each year valued at $4,000 to assist trainees with travel and accommodation costs to attend one of these international meetings.

Applications for CIG International Scholarships are open for ASA trainee members only.
Applications are now closed.

For any enquiries please contact: trainees@asa.org.au