The Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists

Committee on Membership Update

The SOCCA Membership Committee has been hard at work putting together a variety of programs for all of our members at various stages of their careers. For our graduating fellows, we put together a new “SOCCA Fellowship Exit Brochure” to make sure all of our newly minted intensivists are aware of everything SOCCA has to offer to them. This brochure was distributed with the help of the Program Directors committee. Our fellowship subcommittee also planned  our annual Job fair, which occurred on October 5.

We started hosting Membership Meetups last May and will continue to do so on a regular basis. See the SOCCA website for a full calendar of events! In early summer we had a meetup for our members in private practice. Several topics were discussed, and great conversation was had by all participants. The event was well received, and we are currently planning another meetup for this group in the fall. Our most recent meetup was put together by our DEI subcommittee. We initiated several discussions with members about how best to incorporate DEI into our society, and we look forward to turning these discussions into action later this year.

Our Early Career Group subcommittee hosted an event on September 22, 2022 at 5pm CST. The topic was “Maximizing Networking Opportunities as an Early Career Intensivist” and featured a discussion with senior members Brigid Flynn, Liza Weavind, and George Williams.

Please visit the newly created Early Career section on the SOCCA website to stay up to date on resources and meetings.

Last but not least, our mentorship program continues in its first year. Thus far we have received positive feedback from both mentors and mentees! We look forward to enrolling more matches in the program and we appreciate everyone’s thoughts and suggestions about how to ensure this program continues to be a success.


Alisha Bhatia, MD
Chair, Membership Committee
Rush University
Chicago, Illinois