SDN members see fewer ads and full resolution images. Join our non-profit community!

The Private Forum

Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by SleepIsGood, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. SDN is made possible through member donations, sponsorships, and our volunteers. Learn about SDN's nonprofit mission.
  1. SleepIsGood

    SleepIsGood Support the ASA ! 5+ Year Member

    1,966
    2
    Apr 15, 2006
    Hello there. If you clicked on this link, you are very likely to be interested in the Private Forum of the Anesthesiology Forum.

    Please go to the pop-up menu that appears when you hover over your user name in the top right corner of the screen. Click on “Join User Groups” followed by another click on “Join User Group” in the ASA members section.

    There will be a box for you to fill in as to why you want to join. Please put your REAL name and ASA # in that space. No more and no less.

    I will send you a PM with further instructions for the verification process.

    All personal information is 100% confidential. No exceptions.

    Additionally, this forum is EXCLUSIVELY for attending/resident physicians and medical students interested in anesthesiology.

    Thank you for your cooperation.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 12, 2013
  2. SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads.
  3. pseudoknot

    pseudoknot Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Thanks for creating a mechanism for med students to join the forum. I wasn't aware of this before.
     
  4. leviathan

    leviathan Drinking from the hydrant Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Just curious if members can join as part of the Canadian Anesthesiologist's Society? I think you have to be a US medical student to join the ASA.
     
  5. bruins2008

    bruins2008 5+ Year Member

    16
    0
    Sep 9, 2008
    hey toughlife, i replied to your message but your private message box was full. Are you having trouble verifying my asa membership?
     
  6. SleepIsGood

    SleepIsGood Support the ASA ! 5+ Year Member

    1,966
    2
    Apr 15, 2006
    Hi bruins..

    if his box is full you can try re requesting like i stated above (via the Group Membership option). i will then verify the info and get back to you.:thumbup:


    To everyone that sends in a request. Once you've been approved. You will see on the top of the main screen a forum that says, "Anesthesiology Club". This is something that wasn't visible to you before.

    There is no formal email you will receive stating you are in.
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2009
  7. BLADEMDA

    BLADEMDA ASA Member 10+ Year Member

    16,141
    2,467
    Apr 22, 2007
    Southeast
    Look,

    Why not join the Club? I promise to keep you entertained with extremely funny pictures and comments. We need you in our fight against the AANA.

    Blade
     
  8. BLADEMDA

    BLADEMDA ASA Member 10+ Year Member

    16,141
    2,467
    Apr 22, 2007
    Southeast
    For those considering Anesthesiology join the Private Club and find out the REAL FACTS behind the specialty. You can ask ANYTHING in the Private Club and the discussions are more open.

    For those in Residency why not join the Club and get involved in your career? Your AKT exams are important but the things you learn in the Club are even more valuable.


    Blade
     
  9. dn1009

    dn1009

    5
    0
    Mar 24, 2009
    Hi, I am from India, Joined Anaesthesiology residency this year. Looking forard to join the community and share knowledge and expertise. Cheers! :love:
     
  10. Coastie

    Coastie Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    2,540
    4
    Oct 17, 2005
    Be wary of the trolls. I commend this one on his originality and tactics to gaining access to the private forums.


     
  11. dn1009

    dn1009

    5
    0
    Mar 24, 2009
    Nevermind, i am not that desperate for it. Thanks for the kind words!
     
  12. Coastie

    Coastie Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    2,540
    4
    Oct 17, 2005
    Uh huh. Funny how the grammar changes when you're called out.

    Ding!
     
  13. dn1009

    dn1009

    5
    0
    Mar 24, 2009
    I just read a quote:

    don’t argue with an idiot , or he/she will bring you down to his/her level and beat you with experience.


    Sorry, I quit. You win. :laugh:
     
  14. Coastie

    Coastie Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    2,540
    4
    Oct 17, 2005
    Definitely a CRNA troll. Anyone else noticing this?
     
  15. dn1009

    dn1009

    5
    0
    Mar 24, 2009
    Dont worry, Daddy will be home soon, now stop crying.
     
  16. Arch Guillotti

    Arch Guillotti Senior Member Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved SDN Administrator 10+ Year Member

    7,149
    737
    Aug 8, 2001
    Physician

    no
     
  17. BLADEMDA

    BLADEMDA ASA Member 10+ Year Member

    16,141
    2,467
    Apr 22, 2007
    Southeast
    I invite every Medical Student, Resident, Fellow and Attending to join the Private Forum. Our specialty is under assault and the discussions in the private forum are restricted.

    Why not join and participate?

    Blade
     
    LivinLife6 likes this.
  18. Saladin MD

    Saladin MD EM Resident 2+ Year Member

    453
    2
    Jan 21, 2009
    Are IMGs allowed in the forum? (I'm applying for residency this fall, God-Willing.) I have an ECFMG ID number thingie...the one used for signing up for the USMLE.
     
  19. RussianJoo

    RussianJoo Useless Member 10+ Year Member

    2,232
    38
    Jun 7, 2004
    Rock City

    yes img's can join. but you have to join the ASA to gain admission. like it's mentioned above. go to the ASA website join the ASA and then send a private message to sleep is good with your ASA number and your real name. then he'll add you to the list. it's pretty easy to do just takes a week or two to sign up with the ASA.
     
  20. Saladin MD

    Saladin MD EM Resident 2+ Year Member

    453
    2
    Jan 21, 2009
    OK cool. I'll do that.
     
  21. Mister J

    Mister J Comfortably Numb 2+ Year Member

    54
    0
    Jan 30, 2008
    membership requested.
     
  22. tucker27705

    tucker27705 7+ Year Member

    112
    0
    Oct 4, 2009
    I don't understand the need for a pvt forum. If there is a "troll", ignore it. What are you going to say that you don't want others to know?
    Tuck
     
  23. SleepIsGood

    SleepIsGood Support the ASA ! 5+ Year Member

    1,966
    2
    Apr 15, 2006
    Can count many reasons..CRNAs,other midlevels...Also in my opinion better clinical scenarios and more free discussion without bickering.

    Cheers:thumbup:
     
  24. tucker27705

    tucker27705 7+ Year Member

    112
    0
    Oct 4, 2009
    I don't buy that answer. How does narrowing your audience and participants enhance the clinical scenarios? How does limiting your participants lessen bickering? As I say to my children, it takes two to argue. And from my experience here in the last several months, the majority of the bickering was between and among attendings.
    Whatever, if that is an environment that some of you want, so be it. But I will not be a part of it. More than half the people in my group are AA's, and I respect their opinions and have learned much from them, especially the more senior ones. I think we all need to be open to others' opinions and view points. You don't need to agree with them, but you can listen, and maybe learn. And if they become annoying, "ignore" them.
    Tuck
     
  25. kazuma

    kazuma ASA Member 5+ Year Member

    922
    166
    Nov 8, 2009
    Membership requested, I'm looking forward to joining the forum.
     
  26. orangele

    orangele

    66
    0
    Feb 27, 2010
    Hello I requested membership in private forum but have not heard back.

    Thanks,
     
  27. RussianJoo

    RussianJoo Useless Member 10+ Year Member

    2,232
    38
    Jun 7, 2004
    Rock City
    did you include your real name and asa number in the request? if so then don't expect to hear back the forum should just be open to you. if not then register with the asa.
     
  28. SleepIsGood

    SleepIsGood Support the ASA ! 5+ Year Member

    1,966
    2
    Apr 15, 2006
    Please follow the directions from this thread. All I need is your name and ASA number. NOT PM'd to me but rather through the Group Membership sction.

    It's all at the beginning of this thread.
     
  29. dhcofc

    dhcofc 7+ Year Member

    15
    1
    Jan 30, 2008
    I haven't been granted access to the private forum yet. Thanks for your help.
     
  30. BLADEMDA

    BLADEMDA ASA Member 10+ Year Member

    16,141
    2,467
    Apr 22, 2007
    Southeast
    FYI, I have been posting cases and clinical discussions in the private forum. I will continue doing so and hope many will join that forum.

    Blade
     
  31. 2win

    2win 7+ Year Member

    1,178
    30
    Apr 25, 2008
    I will freaking join the f**cking club. Not for the ASA just for the you guys and the fight against AANA!
    2win
     
  32. BlitznFire

    BlitznFire 5+ Year Member

    25
    0
    Mar 29, 2010
    The ASA membership for students requires the Department Chair's signature too ?! And it has to be via snail mail. Sigh.
     
  33. dangerfield

    dangerfield Palpatin' your thrills. 7+ Year Member

    35
    1
    Apr 7, 2007
    MS3 here. got the chair of the department to sign my ASA membership now waiting on snail mail. I'm really interested in this.
     
  34. Arch Guillotti

    Arch Guillotti Senior Member Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved SDN Administrator 10+ Year Member

    7,149
    737
    Aug 8, 2001
    Physician
    I have assumed the duties of verifying club membership. The request process to join the club will remain the same but a few things are going to change. In order to encourage participation in the club, users requesting membership must have been a member of SDN for at least a month and have also accumulated a reasonable posting history. Once I have received the request for club membership, I will contact you via PM in order to finalize the process. Finally, if anyone notices that their club membership is no longer active, PM me and I will be happy to reactivate the access.
     
  35. 335230

    335230

    59
    0
    Jun 13, 2010
    ok
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2011
  36. phospho

    phospho SDN Lifetime Donor Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    2,176
    23
    Jun 4, 2006
    Columbus, OH
    I want in!!!!!!!!!!

    I've been searching online, and I still don't know how to get an ASA # :(

    I'm just a lowly M2. Is there a form I can give my school to fill out and send to the ASA people? Can I do it online? Anyone with a helpful link? Are there exceptions for ohio staters?:smuggrin:

    thank you!:)
     
  37. geogil

    geogil Still training. 7+ Year Member

    920
    20
    May 1, 2006
    Check out the ASA: click the medical student link

    http://www.asahq.org/joinASA.htm

    You will need to have the chair of the anesthesia department's signature and 10 clams, but it's pretty easy to join.
     
  38. phospho

    phospho SDN Lifetime Donor Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    2,176
    23
    Jun 4, 2006
    Columbus, OH
    awesome, thank you!!! :):thumbup:
     
  39. Depakote

    Depakote Pediatric Anesthesiologist Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    20,816
    81
    Nov 2, 2004
    SOCMOB
    Physician
    Rocket Scientist
    hSDN Member
    hSDN Alumni
    Yup. Very easy. Plus, it's a good excuse to meet the chair and express your interest.
     
  40. 335230

    335230

    59
    0
    Jun 13, 2010
    ok
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2011
  41. Arch Guillotti

    Arch Guillotti Senior Member Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved SDN Administrator 10+ Year Member

    7,149
    737
    Aug 8, 2001
    Physician
    My apologies. I have been a little backed up with the requests but I will get to all of them in time.
     
    KLycos likes this.
  42. pike1

    pike1 Member 10+ Year Member

    115
    9
    Aug 9, 2004
    Wisconsin
    Once Arch approves you for the private forum, the link will show up denoted as a folder icon beneath the main anesthesiology forum when you are logged in on the main forum index page. To request access just follow the directions above on this thread. Although, it can take a few days from the time you make your request to the time you are approved.
     
  43. A Whole

    A Whole

    13
    3
    Oct 10, 2010
    I applied for admission to the private forum about a week ago. Still no response.
     
  44. whiteambrosia

    whiteambrosia Attending 7+ Year Member

    6
    0
    Apr 2, 2008
    California
    Requested Membership today. Hope to hear from you soon.
     
  45. tegal3

    tegal3 ASA Member 7+ Year Member

    3
    3
    Nov 23, 2009
    Same here :(
     
  46. gtb

    gtb Member 10+ Year Member

    188
    21
    Jan 22, 2003
    Posted real name and ASA number > 1 week ago, lead time for approval?
     
  47. Sparkymd

    Sparkymd 7+ Year Member

    66
    1
    Jul 3, 2009
    I totally get wanting members to first become members of the ASA, but I think that membership could be easier.

    As a fourth year, I am all over the place with interviews, away rotations, global health, outpatient settings. Getting the chair's signature is kind of a nuisance (and I have already met him many times. He wrote one of my letters, and I plan to work for him someday).

    Additionally, why can't you enter info on the website? FAX? (It might be time to move to the interwebs, afterall Al Gore didn't invent this thing just for porn) It is just my opinion, but I think membership should be convenient (albeit exclusive). I am a member of SfN, APS, HBM, and IASP.... all allow you to do everything you need online.


    This isn't meant to be whiny, more suggestive.
     
  48. Sparkymd

    Sparkymd 7+ Year Member

    66
    1
    Jul 3, 2009

    Let's go with "helpful" suggestive seems to imply something else and I promise that I am not flirting.
     
  49. iwumd07

    iwumd07 ASA Member 5+ Year Member

    113
    0
    Jan 3, 2010
    Illinois
    Requested awhile ago. Still waiting to be verified. :thumbup:
     
  50. smoothcriminal

    smoothcriminal New Member 7+ Year Member

    9
    0
    Aug 16, 2006
    Hi, Have submitted an request. Thanks
     
  51. icristi58

    icristi58 ASA Member 7+ Year Member

    20
    2
    Apr 1, 2010
    Midwest
    Arch, I did send a PM yesterday re: private forum membership. Thank you
     

Share This Page