The program offers a well structured didactic curriculum. All fellows attend weekly lectures on Wednesday morning which includes Journal Club, Morbidity and Mortality Conference, and a core lecture series in Pain Medicine. In addition, all institutions offer daily/weekly didactic sessions. The didactics and clinical experience are designed to prepare the pain fellow for the ABPMR Pain Medicine Certification examination.
The goal of the program is to provide a wide diversity of experience in the field of Pain Medicine in both outpatient and inpatient settings. The ratio of outpatient to inpatient rotations is 1:1. Substantial training in interventional pain procedures and minor surgical procedures (Pumps and Stimulators) will be emphasized. In addition to general musculoskeletal pain disorders, there will be a great deal of exposure to headache and facial pain, palliative and cancer pain and pediatric pain issues.
The pain fellow will work alongside physiatrists, anesthesiologists, neurologists, pediatricians, psychiatrists and psychologists in obtaining expertise in multidisciplinary pain management.