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Massachusetts General Hospital’s Pain Medicine Fellowship is a 12-month ACGME-accredited training program that primarily takes place in the Mass General Center for Pain Medicine. Seven fellows are admitted to the program each year. The program strives to provide an exciting, challenging and fulfilling experience for fellows.
The fellowship emphasizes excellence in patient care through physician training, clinical and basic research, as well as continuous quality improvement. Fellows acquire expertise in pain medicine through exposure to a wide variety of patient cases and management strategies. Fellows train in both interventional and medical approaches and work with a variety of departments at Mass General, including:
The ACGME-accredited Pain Medicine Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital is a 12-month program begun after successful completion of an ACGME-accredited residency program.
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 a 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 Pain Medicine Fellowship is a unique training program affording fellows a close-knit and supportive learning environment with access to the activities and staff of the Mass General Center for Pain Medicine, Harvard Medical School and other affiliated departments and programs. Fellows are given broad exposure to clinical processes in treating pain and participate in multiple research projects.This well-developed curriculum includes conferences that focus on chronic pain, cancer pain, and interventional and spine-related pain. Additionally, fellows have administrative and teaching responsibilities as they give lectures and prepare educational materials for residents and medical students rotating through the Center for Pain Medicine.
The fellowship offers a rich didactic program based on the ACGME requirements for training in pain medicine. Fellows benefit from a robust, multidisciplinary didactic schedule that includes:
The fellowship is structured through the following core rotations that are held at Mass General unless noted otherwise:
Embedded within the core rotations are the following key clinical experiences:
Selection to the fellowship is highly competitive. Only completed applications are reviewed.
Please direct inquiries about the pain medicine fellowship to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pain Medicine Fellowship participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and does not accept paper applications.
Please submit the following documents electronically via ERAS:
The deadline for completed applications is June 1. Interviews will be conducted around July to September.
ERAS opens up for applicants to apply to the Mass General Pain Medicine Fellowship on December 1. ERAS closes for applications on May 31.
The Mass General Pain Medicine Fellowship participates in the NRMP. Registration information for the 2016-2017 academic year opens on June 22, 2016. Match Day is October 5, 2016.
Pain Medicine Fellowship
Gary Jay Brenner, MD, PhD, fellowship director
View additional information on policies and resources for residents and fellows through Partners HealthCare
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