• Input into the ASA
    NMSA supplies delegates for the ASA House of Delegate

  • Educational Opportunities
    Every year, the NMSA brings you the "Best Practice" series of lectures at the annual meeting, with nationally known and respected speakers as well as ASA officers; CMEs; and important practice updates, right in your own backyard!

  • Leadership Opportunities
    Get involved by becoming a member of the board. NMSA also helps build future leaders in the profession by supporting residents financially to attend leadership development and legislative conferences

  • Legislative Advocacy
    Become a “Key Contact” and help protect the profession of medicine

  • Stay Informed
    NMSA website and monthly newsletter is dedicated to enhance communication with its members. Additionally, ASA provides education & a subscription to Anesthesiology, the premier journal for the profession.

  • Patient Education Resource
    NMSA is a leading resource for patient education for all New Mexicans

  • Networking
    NMSA provides a mechanism whereby all of the anesthesiologists in New Mexico can stay in contact with one another to solve common problems and address common concerns


Active Member

A physician, either an M.D. or a D.O., who is engaged in the practice of anesthesiology, shall be eligible for Active Membership if all of the following apply:

  • He/she is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists;

  • His/her location of principal professional activity is in the State of New Mexico;

  • He/she is licensed by the New Mexico State Medical Board or the Osteopathic Board to practice medicine in the State of New Mexico. The physician who is a member of the Armed Forces, Public Health Services of the US, or the VA, need not be licensed.

  • He/she will have successfully completed a training program in anesthesiology, accredited by ACGME or equivalent organizations, or the American Osteopathic Association.

Resident Member

A physician, in full time training in an internship or residency in anesthesiology in a program that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or The American Osteopathic Association, who maintains membership in the American Society of Anesthesiologists shall be eligible to become a Resident member.

Retired Member

A physician who has been an active member in good standing of this Society for a period of at least ten (10) years and who has retired from the practice of anesthesiology, or who is disabled and unable to engage in the practice of anesthesiology for one year or more, shall be eligible to become a Retired member.

Affiliate Member

Includes the following categories:

  • A physician who is not in the clinical practice of anesthesiology

  • A scientist who, while not engaged in administering clinical anesthesia to humans, is, nevertheless, interested in anesthesiology

  • A physician who is in the service of the United States government (other than in the employment of the Veterans’ Administration)

  • At the option of the Board of Directors of the Society, a physician employed by the Veterans’ Administration.

A physician who resides outside of the United States and is not a member of any other Component Society.

Educational (AA) Member

An educational member shall be an anesthesiologist assistant (AA), certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), a student anesthesiologist assistant or a student registered nurse anesthetist.