SRNA Conference 2022

Investments in the Profession of Anesthesia

Supporting Future Anesthesia Caregivers

At USAP, we have been very intentional about investing in our people and in the profession. We have developed tools, training, resources and programs designed to ensure not only that our own teams have continued success, but that future anesthesia professionals are successful wherever they go. The future of anesthesia and continued quality patient care is strengthened by investments in today’s students and leaders.

Here are some of ways USAP is providing resources to anesthesia professionals, from students in training to seasoned leaders.


Inaugural Resident Leaders Conference

USAP hosted the Inaugural Resident Leaders Conference in July 2023. This transformative two-day event provided residents with information not typically shared in training. The 45 plus residents from over 30 programs moved through the event in small groups with a dedicated USAP physician partner whose sole purpose was to answer questions and provide perspective. The program covered topics ranging from mass casualty events, building strong relationships with colleagues in the operating suite, and typical leadership duties within the hospital and private practice. Residents walked away with an appreciation of how a high-quality clinical practice operates in a complicated healthcare ecosystem. They were encouraged to seek a practice whose culture would help them flourish as they developed their career. We are thrilled to have had an opportunity to spend two days with these impressive residents and are eager to see their contributions to exceptional patient care.

Two Students receive USAP Steven L. Boatright Scholarship

Svenja Mujagic, a third-year student, described in her essay the motivation to become a nurse anesthetist, writing, "This dream was fueled by the realization that high-quality care can have a life-altering impact during a pivotal and stressful point in someone’s life. As I get closer to reaching this lifelong goal, my underlying drive remains the same: to inspire others just as I was inspired all those years ago."


USAP-Nevada provides UNLV medical student scholarships, mentoring

In 2020, USAP clinicians in Nevada formed an equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) workgroup. The EDI committee partnered with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Medical School to create a scholarship that covers a portion of tuition and fees for underrepresented students facing financial need. USAP is one of the first and only provider groups in the country to offer a scholarship by partnering with a medical school. This program is helping to address racial disparities in health and improve patient outcomes.  

USAP Partners with Baylor University Medical Center to host a Regional Anesthesia Block Symposium

The Regional Anesthesia Block Symposium provided USAP and guest clinicians with practical, hands-on training and experience in the art of administering regional anesthesia blocks.