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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

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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