Submit Application for Resident Rep Position!

The application form can be found HERE.

What is a WLM Resident Representative?

An anesthesiology resident or fellow interested in furthering the WLM’s mission to “Advance Anesthesiology by Preserving and Sharing its Heritage and Knowledge.” Up to two representative positions are available. The position is for one year, beginning at the October ASA annual meeting, and can be extended one additional year depending on the length of the project or individual interest.

What is the Role of a Resident Representative?

To collaborate with leaders in our specialty and generate a history-themed project of their choosing. The required project can range from a vignette featuring an item from the museum, library, or archives collection to a formal research project culminating in a submitted manuscript. Multimedia projects like timelines, videos, or interviews are also valid. Mentors from the WLM are provided to facilitate the project.

We encourage, but do not require, resident representatives to apply for WLM Fellowships ( ) and attend WLM Board of Trustees meetings that are held three times a year either by personal attendance or by the latest technology.

Past Resident projects include:

  • Anesthesia Rising Timeline (By Jehan Momin, MD and Mark Wise, DO)
  • Propofol Pharmacology & History Learning Module (by Ashley Green, DO)
  • Online Exhibit (Rory Detar, MD and Jehan Momin, MD contributed)
  • WLM Fellowships

For more information, please email [email protected].


The Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology (WLM) is a foundation of the ASA. The WLM’s mission is to “advance anesthesiology by preserving and sharing its heritage and knowledge.” Located at the ASA headquarters and featured on our website, the WLM collection comprises a completely integrated compendium of books, multimedia materials, rare books, current literature, and artifacts. Learn more about how to apply for the resident representative position, engage with the WLM, and discover more about anesthesia history here:

Take advantage of the rich resources on the WLM website. These include entirely digitized rare books and books published by WLM, descriptions and images of hundreds of items in the WLM’s archival and museum object collections, online exhibits, and online library catalog. Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology (

When you are next in the Chicago area, make an appointment to visit the WLM in the ASA’s headquarters building in Schaumburg, IL, tour the exhibits, and study these collections in person.

SCHOLARSHIP: Apply for a WLM Fellowship to do historical research in WLM’s collections. Fellows then write an article for submission to a publisher. Fellowship – Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology (

COMMUNITY: Join the Friends of the WLM with the student membership and receive the quarterly WLM Newsletter. Friends of the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology (


Resident Representative Ashley Green, DO, and WLM Board of Trustee Melissa Coleman, MD at the President’s Reception at Anesthesiology 2022 in New Orleans.

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