MSA Membership Application Process

Each member of this Society shall be required to maintain membership in the same categories, respectively, of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc. (ASA)

ASA’s bylaws clearly state (Section 3.111) that membership in the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is contingent on your being a member of the component society where you practice.


Active Members
Doctors of Medicine or Osteopathy who are licensed to practice medicine and who have successfully completed a training program in anesthesiology, accredited by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or equivalent organizations, or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Affiliate Members

  • A physician not in the clinical practice of anesthesiology.
  • A scientist who, while not engaged in administering clinical anesthesia to humans, is nevertheless interested in anesthesiology.
  • A physician who is in the service of the U.S. government (other than those employed by the Veterans Administration).
  • A physician who resides outside the United States

Resident Members (Includes Fellows)

  • A physician in full-time training in an anesthesiology department whose core residency program is accredited by ACGME or the AOA.

Medical Student Members

  • An individual in full-time training in a medical school approved by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the AOA.

Other limited membership categories (by special qualifications/approval only)

  • Retired
  • Honorary
  • Life

By making application for membership or by continuing membership in this Society, each member agrees to abide by and be bound by the Articles and Bylaws of this Society and to abide by the Statement of Policy of the Maryland and American Societies of Anesthesiologists, Inc., and the Principles of Medical Ethics of the American Medical Association.