Didactic Programming For Pain Medicine Fellows

The Pain Medicine Fellowship begins with an intensive didactic program to prepare the fellow with basic knowledge on procedures, anatomy and pain syndromes. One or two basic pain textbooks are reviewed during the first month or so.

Each Monday from 7 - 9:30 a.m., the rotating residents and the pain fellows meet with several of the staff physicians for Pain Medicine Grand Rounds. The first two months are geared toward understanding high yield topics in pain medicine. Throughout the year we cover all of the topics outlined in the ABA and IASP curriculum.

In the latter part of the fellowship, new lecturers from Pain Psychology, Neurology, Spine Surgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Addiction Medicine have been integrated into the curriculum. During this didactic time we also will have QA conference, board prep, neuromodulation implant case discussions, interesting case discussions, and lectures on billing and coding. A separate Pain Medicine Journal Club also occurs on a monthly basis. Typically it is on the third Tuesday night of each month.