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The Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital offers an Acute Pain Management and Regional Anesthesia 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.
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 Acute Pain Management and Regional Anesthesia 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 to attend the annual American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA) and American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) meetings, as well as participate in workshops and mentoring sessions. The meetings include lectures and presentations on topics of particular interest to acute pain and regional anesthesia practitioners.
The fellowship year will be spent at Massachusetts General Hospital on the Acute Pain Service, which has more than 8,000 patient encounters per year, as well as the Regional Anesthesia Service, which performs more than 1,900 nerve blocks per year.
Fellows will be able to utilize neuraxial techniques in the operating rooms, where an average of 35 procedures are performed each week. Fellows are exposed to a wide variety of blocks for regional pain and acute pain management, including:
The fellowship is structured with the following Core 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 15, 2016 for a start date of July 1, 2017. 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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