General Information

Our fully ACGME-accredited program accepts applications from candidates who have successfully completed or are in the last year of training in an ACGME accredited or approved residency. Two highly competitive fellowship positions for our 12-month Pain Fellowship program are offered each year. The varied training backgrounds and diversity they bring to pain management are recognized and valued.

OurPain Fellowship provides interdisciplinary training in the management of chronic and cancer-related pain. Using a problem-oriented approach, fellows obtain pertinent histories, develop relevant physical examination skills, and order appropriate diagnostic tests in a system-based practice approach. Fellows also develop superior competence in  fluoroscopically and ultrasound-guided neural blockade, state-of-the art implantable devices, MILD procedures, kyphoplasty, and radio-frequency techniques.

Augusta University Medical Center is a Level I Trauma Center. In addition to the outpatient clinic, Pain Fellows are part of a multidisciplinary team that comprises the pain consult service for hospitalized patients with chronic pain.

Clinical training in pain-related fields is available in neurology, neurosurgery, physiatry, radiology and psychiatry. The curriculum allows for electives in these primary specialties to meet the training needs of fellows.

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Pain Medicine Fellowship

Medical Center, BI 2144

706-721-4544

mcganes@augusta.edu

706-446-0077

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Core Curriculum

Our fellowship emphasizes interdisciplinary training in state-of-the art pain management techniques for patients with acute, chronic and cancer pain.

The training is primarily based in our Pain Management Clinic and offers case-by-case learning experiences of complex pain challenges including examination, work-up skills, and multimodal pain management. Proficiency in interventional pain management techniques (e.g., implantable devices such as spinal cord stimulator, intrathecal pump, fluoroscopically guided injections, radiofrequency) is emphasized. 


Didactics

  • Weekly pain lectures covering the Pain Medicine Core Curriculum
  • Patient Quality and Safety Conference
  • Weekly department Grand Rounds
  • Journal club
  • National  and regional conferences/workshops
  • Abstracts, research projects, QI projects

Rotations and Required Clinical Experiences

  • The schedule allows at least two fellows to be present in the clinic at all times. Three anesthesia residents also rotate monthly, as do on occasion, medical students and residents from other specialties, giving fellows regular opportunities to refine their teaching skills.
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry including addiction medicine
  • Pain Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)
  • Airway management skills for non-anesthesiology fellows

Fellows are evaluated on a monthly basis using the Altus One45 Assessment System, receive a mid-year multisource evaluation, and meet regularly with the program director to review their portfolio. A publishable research project and/or a grand rounds presentation will is required prior to graduation.

We strictly follow ACGME guidelines to not exceed an 80-hour work week. 


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Anterpreet Dua, MD

  • Pain Medicine Fellowship Program Director
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Zhuo Sun, MD

  • Core Pain Faculty
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Margaret Eakins

  • Program Coordinator