The University of Washington (UW) Center for Pain Relief offers a 12-month fellowship in pain medicine for physicians who wish to specialize in the management of pain at the postgraduate level.
There are five fellowship positions available for academic year 2014-2015 for individuals who have successfully completed a residency accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) by the beginning of the 2014 academic year. Graduates of the clinical specialties of anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology and psychiatry may apply. Training is provided for non-anesthesiologists in critical emergency airway and resuscitation management skills required for interventional pain practitioners.
The Pain Medicine Fellowship involves required clinical activities at the UW Medicine affiliate hospitals: the University of Washington Medical Center, the University of Washington Center for Pain Relief at Roosevelt, the VA Puget Sound Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center. A one- month elective rotation is offered.
The Fellowship is designed to provide an educational experience covering all aspects of the management of patients with pain and, for those who are interested, an opportunity to develop research and teaching activities. The program is accredited by ACGME and the American Board of Anesthesiology, and qualifies its graduates to sit for the Examination of Special Competence in Pain Management.
The UW Center for Pain Relief is operated by the UW Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, and the faculty consists of an aggregate with representatives from the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. Fellows will work with faculty trained in pain medicine, anesthesiology, neurology, rehabilitation medicine, psychiatry, psychology, dentistry, orthopedics, neurological surgery, internal medicine, integrative medicine, radiology, palliative care and addiction medicine among other specialties.
Almost all pain medicine programs in the United States have agreed to participate in the NRMP's (National Resident Matching Program) match for the fellowship year beginning in July 2014. This will be the first year of a match in this specialty.
For this first year of the match, you will be completing applications requested by the specific institution to which you are applying. We at the University of Washington have the universal pain medicine application posted below. The goal is for future matches to have only one application through ERAS, but this is not in effect for 2014.
|January 1 - July 31, 2013||Applications accepted|
|June 5, 2013||NRMP Match opens for registration|
|June 5, 2013||Rank order list entry begins|
|September 25, 2013||Rank order list deadline|
|October 9, 2013||Match day, results posted to website|
|July 1, 2014||Fellowship begins|
NMRP website: http://www.nrmp.org/fellow/index.html
Residents who wish to apply for the UW Pain Fellowship may use the link above to access the online Universal Pain Medicine Application. The application material should be submitted TO THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR, Kati Koszegvari. Any material sent to the Program Director will be delayed. Electronic documents are encouraged.
In addition to the application form, these are the documents required for application:
Fellowship Program Administrator
Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
University of Washington, Box 356540
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195-6540
phone: 206-221-6453 / fax: 206-543-2958
University of Washington Medical Center, Box 356540