The American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) notified Patrick McFarland, MD, Anesthesiology Chief Resident, that he was accepted to the ASA Policy Research Rotation in Political Affairs in Washington DC during March 2018. The selection process was very competitive and the awardee was selected by the ASA Committee on Governmental Affairs. According to its website, the ASA Advocacy Division hosts the ASA Anesthesiology Policy Research Rotation in Political Affairs, a four-week rotation in Washington, D.C., designed to allow resident physicians to experience the political, legislative, and regulatory factors that affect the delivery of patient care. During the rotation, the resident will achieve comprehensive understanding of health care politics and policy, gain first-hand experience of a political environment, assist in day-to-day activities in ASA's Advocacy Division, attend lobby events sponsored by ASA, create specific research projects and explore and report on new law and policy changes affecting the profession of anesthesiology. During the rotation the resident will be supervised by ASA's Director of Congressional and Political Affairs.
Posted October 19, 2017
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