Pain Management Fellowship
Fellowship One Year (PGY-5)
Clinical and Educational Resources
The Pain Management Center is comprised of:
- Three examination rooms and two additional rooms suitable for both examinations and minor procedures (trigger point injections, IV regional blocks, peripheral nerve injections, etc.), as well as recovery
- Two fluoroscopy rooms for invasive blocks (also for minor blocks in medically unstable patients)
- On-site office dedicated for use by clinical psychology
- Offices for director, pain physicians, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialists, and pain fellows and residents (in part overlapping with these same individuals' clinical offices), Pain Center manager, and receptionist area
- Room for staff meetings, small group lectures, or small patient group meetings, and fellowship space
- Nursing station, file area, copy machine, fax and locked medication closet
Research Space and Facilities
The current Pain Mananger Center space and facilities is used for clinical studies in collaboration with the Anesthesiology Department at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center.
A weekly, regularly scheduled lecture series is organized for staff, fellows, residents, and other allied health care personnel to present topics and case studies.
Research opportunities may include those focused on:
- Cancer pain
- Outcomes research and evidence-base medicine
- Joint clinical studies with other St. Elizabeth's Medical Center departments (e.g., orthopedics, oncology and radiology) and other multidisciplinary pain management centers
- Palliative care
- Complementary therapies
Application information and other questions regarding the pain management fellowship program may be directed to:
Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
736 Cambridge St., CMP 2A
Boston, MA 02135-2997
The pain management trainee in the Pain Management Program at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center will gain a rich experience in the evaluation and management of acute, chronic, cancer, and non-cancer pain in the adult patient in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
As described previously, the trainee plays a major role as a consultant to other specialties. Primary care physicians and specialties such as neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, and oncology provide the majority of requests for consultations.
Selection process for pain management trainees
July 2016 positions:
Applications start day is May 1, 2015 and the deadline is August 31, 2015. July 2016 applicants are required to submit the following by mail or email.
- Completed application form
- Curriculum Vitae
- Personal statement
- Three letters of recommendation, one of them from your program director
- Copy of USMLE step 1, 2 and 3 scores
- Copy of In training exams scores
- Copy of medical school transcripts
- Copy of your medical state License
- Copy of your ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
- Visa status (if applicable)
Prior to starting the Pain Program, the applicant should be expected to graduate from a residency program in the United States accredited by the ACGME in:
- Physical medicine and rehabilitation
After review of the application, appropriate individuals are invited for an interview. During that visit the applicant meets with pain faculty and current pain fellows. Each faculty member interviewing the candidate completes a written evaluation. Residents are selected after review of their application data and interview information.
Our interview season extends from May through September.
We will be participating in ERAS for 2016 positions:
The ERAS 2015 application season will begin receiving ERAS applications on December 1, 2014 for training that begins on July 1, 2016.