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The Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital offers a Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship to two fellows each year. Acute pain and regional anesthesia is a rapidly growing subspecialty within health care.
During a 12-month period, the fellows will rotate through a broad range of clinical areas including outpatient, inpatient, and pediatric regional and acute pain management. Fellows will also have the option to extend the fellowship for an additional research year.
Please note: We have been approved for ACGME accreditation as of March 30, 2017.
The Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine follows all minimum selection criteria as delineated in the Institutional Policy on Selection (PDF). As a prerequisite for entry, all applicants for the fellowship must be a graduate of one of the following:
Applicants must have also completed an anesthesia residency program accredited by one of the following:
All residents, clinical fellows, research fellows and staff who are not United States citizens and do not have a green card must have the appropriate visa in order to receive a Mass General appointment. For questions regarding a J-1 visa, please call the Mass General Registrar/Credentialing Office at 617-726-5316. Questions on all other types of visas should be directed to the Partners International Office at 617-726-9211.
The Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship offers a comprehensive didactic program for training in perioperative pain management. Each rotation's curriculum varies, but will generally consist of the following educational opportunities:
Fellows are expected, and will receive support, to attend the annual American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA) Meeting, as well as participate in conferences, workshops and mentoring sessions. The meetings include lectures and presentations on topics of particular interest to acute pain and regional anesthesia practitioners.
The overall goal of the program is to provide comprehensive advanced training for anesthesiologists in all aspects of care related to postoperative pain management with a particular emphasis on regional techniques. Two fellows will be accepted to the program each year. The majority of the training is spent at Massachusetts General Hospital on the Acute Pain Service (APS) which has over 9,000 patient encounters per year and on the Regional Anesthesia Service at Mass General which performs nearly 4,000 blocks per year.Fellows are exposed to a wide variety of acute pain and regional strategies, including:
The fellowship is structured with the following rotations:
Selection to the fellowship is highly competitive. Only completed applications are reviewed.
Please submit the following documents electronically:
All documents should be sent electronically to MGHAcutePain@partners.org to the attention of:
Dr. Brinda Kamdar, fellowship directorc/o Kristen O'Connor, program manager Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain MedicineMassachusetts General Hospital
Applicants should use the following naming convention (first five letters of last name, first initial, document type):
The deadline for completed applications is May 1, 2017 for a start date of July 1, 2018. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Failure to provide all requested information will keep your application from being considered.
Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia Fellowship
Brinda Kamdar, MD, fellowship director
View additional information on policies and resources for residents and fellows through Partners HealthCare
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