Core Curriculum

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Two highly competitive fellowship positions for our 12-month Pain Fellowship Program are offered.  Varied training backgrounds and the diversity they bring to pain management are recognized and valued.

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

The training is based in our Pain Management Clinic and offers case-by-case learning experiences of complex pain problems 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. 


Lectures

  • Weekly pain lectures covering the Pain Core Curriculum over a 12-month period
  • Monthly Pain Journal Club and additional research journal clubs
  • Monthly Pain M&M conference
  • 6-week lecture series in neuroanatomy
  • 3-month mandatory lecture series in introductory neurophysiology
    • possible additional 3 months of advanced neurophysiology
  • Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Basic Rescue Skills (Airway Management for Non-Anesthesiologists)

Rotations and Electives

  • The schedule allows at least two fellows be present in the clinic at all times.
  • Inpatient Pain Service with focus on interventional management of post-operative or post-trauma pain in adults and children
  • Neurology Pain Management Rotation
  • EMG (Basic or Advanced)
  • Behavioral Psychology
  • Spine Center
  • Pain Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)
  • Palliative Care

Fellows are evaluated on a monthly basis using the Echo360 evaluation system, and meet regularly with the program director to go over their portfolio. A publishable research project and/or a grand rounds presentation will be expected prior to graduation.

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


user icon Pain Medicine Fellowship Program Director: Anterpreet Dua, MBBS
user icon Program Coordinator: Margaret Eakins

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Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

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map-marker icon 2144
phone icon 706-721-3871
fax icon 706-446-0077
envelope icon meakins@augusta.edu

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