Anesthesiology student interest group


The IUSM Anesthesia Interest Group was established to introduce interested medical students to the exciting field of anesthesiology. With the boom of medical advancements in the modern age, anesthesiology is at the forefront taking advantage of the latest medical technologies to better patient care in the preoperative, intraoperative and post operative settings. 


The mission of Indiana University Anesthesia Student Interest Group is to:

  • Introduce the specialty of anesthesiology to Indiana University School of Medicine students
  • Keep students abreast of current issues in the specialty
  • Educate students on how to prepare for entry into postgraduate training in anesthesiology
  • Establish relationships with practicing anesthesiologists and anesthesiology groups locally and nation-wide


Upcoming Events

Check back for updates for upcoming events!

Past Events

Transitional/Prelim Year Program Director Event
Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
MS 326 lecture hall

As residency application season approaches, we know that many students will have questions about the transitional and prelim years, including those applying to anesthesiology, neurology, radiology, dermatology, and ophthalmology. Once again this year, the Anesthesiology Student Interest Group has gathered several of the program directors around the state to speak to students interested in learning more about these programs. They'll discuss what a transitional/prelim program is, how to tailor your application to these programs, offer tips for interviewing, and much more. We'll also have a Q&A session for any questions you might have.

The program directors this year will be...

Dr. Fick - St. Vincent TY Program Director
Dr. Costello - Ball Memorial TY Program Director
Dr. Kara - IU TY Program Director
Dr. Choi - IU Surgery Prelim Program Director

Dr. Nakata - IU Anesthesiology Program Director

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Spring House Calls

Saturday, March 28, 2015


ASIG along with other SIGs fanned out in inner-city Indianapolis neighborhoods, including Haughville and Blackburn, to perform yard work and landscaping at 35 homes around Neighborhood Fellowship Church, 3102 E. 10th St., home of the IU Student Outreach Clinic, a free clinic opened by the students nearly eight years ago.


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ASIG - Q&A with MS4 Panel

Monday, February 2nd, 2015 
MS 326 lecture hall

The Anesthesia Student Interest Group hosted a Q&A with a panel of current fourth year students who are applying for residencies in anesthesiology. Questions are intended to elucidate the transition from second to third year, third year to fourth year, and fourth year to residency! Dr. Nakata will be in attendance to answer questions from a residency director's point of view. This event is not limited to those intending a career in anesthesia. All medical students are welcome to attend, as much of the advice is likely to be universal. Please join us to learn more about planning your fourth year and the residency application process, as well as any questions you may have regarding second year or moving forward into third year clerkships!



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Contact Us

Email our board members on how to become a part of ASIG or to participate in one of our upcoming events.

2014-2015 Board Members

Edwin Becher, MS4, Co-Chair
Patrick Stafford, MS4, Co-Chair
Andrew West, MS4, Food Liason
Richard Chiang, MS4, Event Coordinator
Michael Tu, MS4, Event Coordinator


Dr. Nakata, MD, MBA