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Rural Access to Anesthesia Care Scholarship

The American Society of Anesthesiologists sponsors a scholarship for medical student and resident members introducing future physicians to rural anesthesia.

Applicants must either be a third or fourth year medical student in an approved U.S. program or residency program, and be a member of the ASA.

Application Steps

Fill out the scholarship application and submit along with a 250 word essay explaining why you are interested in the Rural Anesthesia Scholarship Program to the ASA Medical Student Component, at medicalstudentcomponent@asahq.org.

Applications may be submitted four times each year based on this schedule: 

  • By January 1 for a March 1 or later start of rotation
  • By April 1 for a June 1 or later start of rotation
  • By July 1 for a September 1 or later start of rotation
  • By October 1 for a December 1 or later start of rotation

The application will be forwarded to the ASA Committee on Rural Access to Anesthesia Care for review and a final decision. The committee will notify the applicant of its decision by 30 days before the rotation starts.

Rural Access Scholarship website

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