The Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine at Seattle Children's Hospital and the University of Washington offer a fellowship in pediatric pain medicine. This fellowship is 12 months in duration, focused on the assessment and treatment of acute, recurrent, and chronic pain in infants, children, and adolescents.
The eligible candidate should have completed ACGME approved residency in anesthesiology, pediatrics, or a related field. Fellows are an integral part of the interdisciplinary Pain Medicine Team at Seattle Children’s, where they obtain skills in evaluation, prevention, and treatment of acute, recurrent, chronic, and cancer pain amongst pediatric patients across inpatient and outpatient settings. There is a rotation at the University of Washington’s Center for Pain Relief, which includes experience with adult patients and development of interventional skills. There are also elective experiences with complementary and integrative medicine therapies through the Bastyr University of Natural Health, as well as at Seattle Children’s. Although not a principal focus of the fellowship, clinical and translational research opportunities are also available.
There are two distinct structures to the program, both focused on one year training experiences.