Anesthesiologists who work in large groups look to their leadership for making choices that are relevant and economical in meeting their educational needs – for licensure, maintenance of certification, and to keep up with the latest knowledge relevant to both the specialty and their group. For leaders of those groups, finding the right balance and delivery channels can prove challenging. ASA is here to help.

ASA’s Group Practice Solutions experts consult with your organization and create customized educational solutions to meet the group’s training needs. “ASA is well situated to identify gaps in health care delivery. We work to fill those learning gaps by creating content that meets the evolving needs of clinicians and patients,” said Susan Carlson, ASA’s Chief Learning Officer. “To make the solutions more relevant, ASA offers customized educational packages to meet a wide range of ever-changing situations. Every group is unique, and the solutions we craft are, too.”

Whether delivering a library customized to the needs of a single practice or discount pricing to provide affordable access to the education it needs to succeed, ASA is committed to supporting the anesthesiology community with first-rate educational products.

ASA’s Education and Business Development teams collaborate with groups by listening to their distinct challenges, needs, and priorities. They work to identify the existing educational capacities of the group and pinpoint how ASA can add to that foundation and enhance learner experiences. Then, they help create the right-fit, customized solutions. Because ASA offerings are designed by anesthesiologists, they’re always thoughtful, relevant, and of the highest quality. Our programs are developed by leading experts in the field, so every product delivers the expertise of thought leaders and respected faculty.

Groups can select ASA CME courses based on knowledge gaps and/or the educational goals of the group. ASA staff can help build a custom library with accredited courses that fill those gaps and credentialing needs. While the content resides on ASA’s Learning Management System, it is accessible to the group’s clinicians through a branded and personalized learning portal that can be customized to resemble the rest of the customer’s web resources. These custom solutions vary and can focus on physician anesthesiologists or the entire care team.

ASA also customizes group education by providing licenses to multiple users at reduced group pricing. Volume discounts are available on products such as Anesthesiology Continuing Education (ACE), Summaries of Emerging Evidence (SEE), Perioperative Resuscitation and Life Support – the Alternative to ACLS (PeRLS), the Diagnostic Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certificate Program, and Anesthesia SimSTAT. It’s just one more way ASA works to meet the demands of large group practices.

“Our offerings are tailored to meet the needs of practices large and small, but every solution aims to deliver consistent, high-quality content across teams, ensure meaningful engagement and support, and guarantee an unwavering commitment to safe, quality care and education,” Carlson said.

As the medical specialty of anesthesiology continues to evolve, ASA will continue to ensure that group solutions adapt and grow to enrich and edify the anesthesiologists who keep patients safe. If your group is interested in learning more about ASA’s educational resources for group practices, visit “Managing Your Practice (Solutions for Group Practices)” at If you’re a member of a group and this approach sounds attractive, please share this article with your group’s leadership.