Anesthesiology Residency and Fellowships

Pain Medicine

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.

Application Deadline

We are now accepting Applications for the 2017 Pain Medicine Fellowship Class.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2016

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. PLEASE submit your application via ERAS.

Application To Our Department via ERAS only:

  • Updated CV
  • Personal statement
  • Copy of medical school diploma
  • Copy of Dean's letter
  • Medical transcript
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation addressed to Michael Ashburn, MD
  • Most recent, In-training Examination Score and/or USMLE. Please email to Kia Speaks at

For questions concerning your application please contact Kia Speaks, our Pain Fellowship Coordinator.

  • Kia Speaks
    Pain Medicine Fellowship Coordinator
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
    1840 South Street, 2nd Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19146