Fellowship in Pain Medicine
The Mass General Center for Pain Medicine Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine Fellowship is a one-year, ACGME-accredited training program. A total of six fellows are admitted to the program each year. We strive to provide an exciting, challenging, interesting and fulfilling year.
The basic goals of the Mass General Center for Pain Medicine are:
1) Excellence in patient care
2) Excellence in physician training
3) Excellence in clinical and basic research
We operate in a mode of "continual quality improvement." We ask our fellows to work with us to achieve these goals and make this the finest pain program.
The Mass General Center for Pain Medicine Fellowship Program’s goal is to train physicians in a full spectrum of expertise in pain medicine through exposure to a wide variety of patients and management strategies. Fellows train in both interventional and medical approaches, and work with a variety of departments, including neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, palliative care, psychiatry, radiology, and others. Also, fellows have an elective month providing the opportunity to individualize the training experience. Opportunities exist to pursue clinical or scientific research, and there is the possibility of an additional twelve month research training track (non-ACGME) based on interest and performance.
There is a well-developed didactic pain medicine curriculum. Conferences focus on chronic pain, cancer pain, interventional and spine related pain, and many other topics. In addition, fellows have administrative and teaching responsibilities. They give lectures and prepare educational materials for residents and medical students rotating through the pain center.
The Mass General Center for Pain Medicine Fellowship Program is a unique training program, affording fellows a closely-knit supportive learning environment with access to the activities and staff of the Mass General Pain Center, Harvard Medical School, and other affiliated departments and programs. Fellows are given a broad exposure to clinical processes in treating pain and multiple research projects.
Pictured: Gary Brenner, MD, PhD, Director, Mass General Pain Medicine Fellowship