The Maine Society of Anesthesiologists (MeSA) represents approximately 120 physicians practicing in the state of Maine. An anesthesiologist is a physician who has completed a four year residency training program specializing in anesthesiology after graduating from medical school. As such, recent entrants into our society have eight years of postgraduate education before they are eligible for entrance into the certification process given by the American Board of Anesthesiology.
The principle goal of the MeSA is to promote the practice of Anesthesiology within the state of Maine. Our mission is to communicate the scope and value of the anesthesiologist to the public, to monitor and promote public policy to enhance patient care, and to serve as an advocate for anesthesiologists and their patients. Furthermore, we will encourage specialization in the field of anesthesiology and hope to increase the availability of anesthesiologists within the state. The Maine Society of Anesthesiologists is a recognized component of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the national specialty society.
To join the Maine Society, go to www.asahq.org and click on Join Now. The application will be forwarded by the ASA to the Maine Society and will be reviewed and approved promptly.
You do not need to fill out a separate application to the state society.
Maine Society dues are $300 a year.
Advocacy is the single biggest reason our membership joined the Society. Whether we like it or not, the world of politics is the also the world of campaign fundraising. Maine's Political Action Committee (MeSAPAC) raises money to attend fundraisers of both individual candidates we would like to support as well as party/leadership fundraisers. MeSAPAC has a board elected by membership who consider the positions of the requesting candidate/other PACs and attend the fundraising events to increase the amount of facetime with recipients. Attendance is open to all members.
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