ASA Residents Challenge
Dr. David Greschler, Dr. Shane Cherry and Dr. Chad Parvus
Residency in the U.S. is extremely competitive – but here’s an example of competition being put to good use…
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)‘s Annual National Lifebox Challenge – a yearly chance for anesthesia residency programs across the country to go head to head raising funds for Lifebox.
In 2015 this healthy – this life-saving! – competition raised an incredible $20,000 to support safer surgery and anesthesia in low-resource settings. As we begin to plan for oximetry and training workshops in the Dominican Republic, Peru and Cuba this year, the contribution will be invaluable.
The National Resident Challenge aims to be a fair fight, with institution contributions weighted by programs size. This year the top two slots were held by both small and larger programs: the University of Mississippi bringing in $4,190 with their 24 residents, and the University of Miami taking $4,327 across their 88 residents.
We recently caught up with the three residents that lead the University of Miami’s fundraising efforts – Drs Shane Cherry, David Greschler and Chad Parvus – to find out how they got the job done!
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