Training & Curriculum

The Pain Medicine Anesthesiology Fellowship consists of 12 calendar months of clinical and didactic teaching.

The goal of the Pain Medicine Anesthesiology Fellowship is to provide advanced clinical training designed to enhance clinical skills in pain management in addition to an educational experience covering all aspects of the management of patients with pain, as well as provide opportunities for those interested in developing research and teaching activities in this area.

The fellowship provides the fellows with the educational experiences specified in the requirements in each of the fellows’ non-primary areas. Discrete clinical rotations provide the educational experiences and supervision to allow fellows to gain competency in each of the areas of pain medicine education.


Pain Fellowship Subspecialty Annual Rotation Schedule

(Rotation Order Varies)

PNCP: Subspecialty rotations (palliative care and cancer pain, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology clinic, headache clinic, psychiatry and addiction medicine, anesthesiology and follow-up for chronic pain patients in the Ambulatory Care Center. Depending on the primary discipline of the fellow, this block is modified to provide experiences in each of the required areas. Fellows whose primary discipline is not anesthesiology will be given preference to schedule this block early in the year. The last three weeks are divided between consultation-liaison psychiatry (seven workdays) and inpatient supportive medicine (eight workdays).

Pain 1 and Pain 2: Multidisciplinary outpatient pain medicine rotations, consisting of outpatient chronic pain, pain psychology and interventional pain procedures. Pain 1 also includes one day per week of regional anesthesia service.

IP/VAC: IP = Inpatient acute pain management and VAC = 4 weeks vacation.

All blocks include fellow chronic pain medicine continuity clinic, research, didactic and conference, and elective. Electives include additional research time, imaging, spine clinic, additional headache clinic and/or electrodiagnostics.

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