For Residents



Call for Abstracts residents in a room, and asa podcast

Submit your abstract for CSA's Resident Research Day on June 13th.

Find out more here.

Residents in a Room is the ASAs' podcast series for residents, by residents, featuring anesthesiologists-in-training from across the country, putting it all out there, discussing their hopes, fears, and expectations for residency and beyond.




CSA Resident Research Day - June 13th - Submit Your Abstract!

CSA is aware of the impact the COVID pandemic has had on the opportunities for residents to present research. To help California residents, CSA will be organizing a California Society of Anesthesiologists Resident Research Day as a virtual presentation on Saturday, June 13 at 9 am.

Interested residents should send in their abstracts to the CSA office by Sunday, May 24 by midnight to the google form

Find more information on the submission process and guidelines here


0% Loans Available! - The Anesthesia Foundation COVID-19 Loan Program for Early Career Anesthesiologists

The Anesthesia Foundation COVID-19 Loan Program for Early Career Anesthesiologists is accepting applications for 0% interest rate loans up to $7500 from early-career anesthesiologists who are Active Members of the ASA. Find out more details on the loans, eligibility requirements, and applications here.


SERVE ON A CSA COMMITTEE! Self-Nominations Open Until May 8th

A unique way to take advantage of your CSA membership as a resident is to serve on a CSA committee. You'll have a chance to impact CSA's programs, policy, and more. Engage in key issues via in-person (reimbursed) and virtual meetings, network with leading anesthesiologists from around the state, as well as travel to and attend CSA events. Find out more about CSA committees here and

Submit your self-nomination for a CSA 2020-21 Committee Appointment today

The ASA National Lifebox Contest

Pulse oximeters save lives, yet millions of people undergo surgery without this vital monitoring device. To accelerate the Lifebox mission to make surgery and anesthesia safer by equipping all operating rooms worldwide with pulse oximeters and training in oximetry and the World Health Organization (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist, the ASA Resident Component calls on all resident members to participate in the Annual National Lifebox Challenge. Learn more about how you can get involved here




Employment Advice


Can I Afford to Save for Retirement

This is a common question when doctors are completing their residencies with hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt. This document will try to provide insights to allow logical approaches to debt and investing.

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Practice Properties Comparison Checklist

Whether you are looking for your first job, or a change of location, it's always helpful to organize your thoughts before your start. This spreadsheet will help you to identify what you want, and what you don't want, so your questions about a prospective practice can be more focused and meaningful.

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Should I Incorporate? Pros and Cons of a Personal Medical Corporation

CSA Resident PM Subcommittee

Before we start, do not use this document as legal advice. I am sharing with you the knowledge I acquired when I was making a personal decision.

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Preparing Your Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Antonio Hernandez Conte, MD, MBA

The curriculum vitae (“life history”) serves as one of the most documents you will create related to your professional career.

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How Do I Choose the Type of Anesthesia Practice for Me?

CSA Resident PM Subcommittee

This question is as easy (or hard) as choosing a spouse….and just as important.

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How do I Find an Anesthesia Practice & Begin the Application Process

Antonio Hernandez Conte, MD, MBA

After you have decided what part of the United States you want to live in, and have also decided what type of practice you want to work in, you need to begin work on how to find job openings...

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Evaluating An Anesthesia Practice

CSA Resident PM Subcommittee

You've found the perfect practice, doing the cases you want to do, living where you want to live, what else do you need to know?

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Employment Status 101

CSA Resident PM Subcommittee

Anesthesiologists in California can be employed in multiple different ways. This document will attempt to simplify the different models into 3 categories.

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Applying for an Anesthesiologist Position – Making Initial Contact

Antonio Hernandez Conte, MD, MBA

After you have decided what specific groups and practices you want to work in, have completed your curriculum vitae, and have the accurate contact information, you are NOW READY to reach out...

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