The ASA offers Trainee membership to those medical practitioners who are registered as trainees with the Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA).
The ASA’s mission is to provide an independent platform and voice for trainees to ensure that new graduates not only find meaningful work, but are also treated fairly and appropriately as they make their way into the workforce.
Joining the ASA as a Trainee offers a great scope of benefits ranging from representation to education.
- The Trainee membership category not only offers a trainee outlet but ensures that your voice is heard and fed back at a higher level. We recognise that many trainees may find themselves overloaded or struggling with the new curriculum. We recognise that and work hard to look after our members. The ASA provides trainee representation in a way that the college cannot.
- We host events specifically aimed at meeting the needs of trainees such as providing Part 0 courses to prepare trainees for the anaesthetic training program and 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. 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.