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.


We are now accepting Applications for the 2015 Pain Medicine Fellowship Class. - Application Deadline July 15, 2014


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:

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



If you have further questions, please contact Kia Speaks at the address above.