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 2015-2016 for individuals who have successfully completed a residency accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) by the beginning of the 2015 academic year. Training is provided for non-anesthesiologists in critical emergency airway and resuscitation management skills required for interventional pain practitioners.
The Pain Medicine Fellowship involves 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, 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 National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for pain fellowships.
You will be completing applications requested by the specific institutions to which you are applying. We at the University of Washington are using the universal pain medicine application posted below.
The NRMP has not yet determined its timeline for fellowship year 2015-2016, but there is a good chance that the following dates for 2014-2015 will be similar to the eventual ones that are chosen. To be eligible for consideration by the program, the program administrator must have received your application by July 31, 2014.
|January 1 - July 31, 2013||Applications accepted|
|June 5, 2013||NRMP Match opens for registration|
|August 7, 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/
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