The Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine offers a 1-year fellowship in pain medicine. This fellowship is ACGME accredited, and is available to individuals that have completed a ACGME-accredited residency in anesthesiology, physical medicine & rehabilitation, neurology, or psychiatry.
The Pain Medicine fellowship provides comprehensive education and training in the areas of pain medicine and palliative care in adults. Training includes acute pain, interdisciplinary chronic pain, cancer pain, palliative care, and interventional pain methods. Fellows obtain significant experience in the use of a wide variety of interventional pain modalities, and upon completion of the fellowship can qualify for recognition as qualified in performing a number of interventional procedures.
The pain medicine faculty come from a number of specialties, and many are nationally recognized pain experts. Several are active in the conduct of pain-related research, and as a result there is ample opportunity for pain medicine fellows to actively participate in scholarly activities during their fellowship.
We are now accepting Applications for the 2014 Pain Medicine Fellowship Class. - Application Deadline July 15, 2013
Fellowship Application Process
We currently offer 4 positions for our 1-year pain medicine fellowship that starts annually on July 1.
Selection to the fellowship is competitive. We will be participating in the NRMP pain match. This process will require applicants to send an application to BOTH our department and to the NRMP match pogram.
Application to our Department
For the application to our department please send the following required documents:
- Updated CV
- Personal statement
- Copy of medical school diploma
- Copy of Dean’s letter
- Medical transcript
- Completed Fellowship Application Form (Click here to download form)
- Three (3) letters of recommendation addressed to Michael Ashburn, M.D.
- In-training Examination Score and/or USMLE
All documents, except letters of recommendation, should be sent in a single envelope or email to the address below. Please instruct writers of your letters of recommendation to send their letters to the same address.
Send application materials to:
Pain Medicine Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
University of Pennsylvania
NRMP Pain Match Application
In addition to the application above, we will accept the “Common Pain Application” for the NRMP match. The common application form is available as a download from the SAAA web site at:http://www.saaahq.org/PainMedicineFellowshipCommonApplicationFinal.pdf.
June 5, 2013: NRMP Match opens for registration
July 15, 2013: Deadline to submit application
August 7, 2013: Rank order list entry begins
September 25, 2013: Rank order list deadline
October 9, 2013: Match Day
July 1, 2014: Fellowship begins
On the NRMP website, there is a timeline for programs in the NRMP Match at
http://www.nrmp.org/fellow/schedule.html. Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine is listed with Pediatric Anesthesiology as they share the same Match Timeline dates. If you have specific questions about the Match process for Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine fellowships, you can contact Lesley Anderson at NRMP (email@example.com)
If you have further questions, please contact Kia Speaks at the address above.