Even more impressive than the immense variety of committees and thousands of active volunteers who work for ASA is the fact that all these varied committees and individuals are able to work so collaboratively toward the common goals of the society and specialty. Nowhere is this collaborative spirit more evident than within the Committee on Residents and Medical Students (CRMS). Formally, the mission of the CRMS is:

Unmentioned in our mission statement is the remarkable collegiality that exists between ASA’s residents and medical students and the dedication and involvement that participants exhibit both during their appointments and long afterward. Over and over we have witnessed participation at the beginning of a career that leads to commitments to ASA and volunteerism that will last a lifetime.

The CRMS includes former ASA medical student and resident component delegates and leaders who...

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