Trainee membership benefits

We host events specifically aimed at meeting the needs of trainees such as providing Part 3 courses to prepare advanced trainees for life as a consultant. We provide exam and education support and scholarship opportunities each year.

We also recognise that help shouldn’t stop as soon as you have entered training and so we ensure that assistance and advice can be found in determining future career options when embarking on your professional life. Even more importantly, we aim to encourage and develop future leadership potential in our members and do this through the constant call for opinions and advice from trainees, established anaesthetists and major representative bodies.

When you join as a Trainee member, you become part of a community which aims at promoting, sharing and communicating information with each other. As a Trainee member you will receive regular updates on developments in anaesthesia and medicine in general as well as offering the chance to develop and contribute to a representative network of established anaesthetists and trainees.

Additionally, the fiscal benefits of becoming an ASA member and joining as a Trainee member is that you will receive the first two years of Introductory/Basic Trainee membership free; and when you commence your Advanced training or first year as a Fellow you will be given one complimentary registration to the Society’s biggest annual event; the National Scientific Conference (terms and conditions apply, please contact the Membership Team for further details). When you look at it, over the three years that you are paying as a trainee, the membership will have paid for itself!

Events

Education

  • Awards, prizes and research grants that support scientific endeavours and highlight excellence in the field
  • Informed Financial Consent automated workflow form, to help you get the patient’s consent on procedures, financial consent and patient feedback
  • International CIG scholarships for trainees every year
  • Earn CPD points by completing interactive anaesthetic modules online, where you can take quizzes and test your knowledge

Publications

  • Six issues per year of the Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Journal, targeted to those working in anaesthesia, intensive care medicine and pain medicine
  • The quarterly member magazine Australian Anaesthetist, which provides valuable reports and information on the specialty and activities of the Society
  • The Relative Value Guide, which provides comprehensive and accurate advice on billing and helps decipher the Medicare and private insurance rebate systems
  • A copy of the Anaesthetic Crisis Manual (Advanced trainees only)
  • Trainees can download the ASA Trainee Members Handbook here.

Connecting with other anaesthetists and trainees

Communications

  • The ASA President’s monthly email newsletter
  • TMG quarterly enews

Resource

  • The ACE Pregnancy and Anaesthetist Document aims to address some of the issues that may impact pregnant anaesthetists, and makes recommendations to improve upon already existing supports, aiming to reduce the risk of work-related maternal and foetal adverse outcomes. Visit the ACE Welling SIG page.

To apply for membership please select online or download the application form.

For further information please download the flyer here or contact membership@asa.org.au.