Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine - Fellowships
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Pain Medicine Fellowship Application

Accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Program Requirements

The Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine follows all minimum selection criteria as delineated in the Institutional Policy on Selection. As a prerequisite for entry, all applicants for the fellowship must be a graduate of one of the following:

Applicants must have also completed a residency program accredited by one of the following:

  • ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education)
  • A RCPSC (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada)

Visa Information

All residents, clinical fellows, research fellows and staff who are not United States citizens and do not have a green card must have the appropriate visa in order to receive a Mass General appointment.

For questions regarding a J-1 visa, please call the Registrar/Credentialing Office at 617-726-5316. Questions on all other types of visas should be directed to the Partners International Office at 617-726-9211.

Application Process

Once all applications are received, we will conduct interviews. Interviews for the following academic year start in March.

Application Documents

Selection to the fellowship is highly competitive. Only completed applications are reviewed. Please submit the following documents electronically:

  1. Personal statement describing your interest in the Pain Medicine Fellowship and your plans after completion of the fellowship
  2. Completed application 
  3. A current curriculum vitae
  4. Three letters of recommendation. One letter must be from your residency program director or Chief of Service. Letters should be sent from the letter writer’s e-mail or his/her assistant’s e-mail
  5. A copy of your medical school transcript
  6. A copy of your USMLE scores

Application Process

All documents should be submitted electronically to to the attention of:

Gary J. Brenner, MD, PhD, Fellowship Director
c/o Tina Toland, Program Manager
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital

Applicatant should use the following naming convention (first five letters of last name, first initial, document type):

  • Claus_S_CV
  • Claus_S_PS
  • Claus_S_MST
  • Claus_S_USMLE

The deadline for completed applications is June 1. Interviews will be conducted around July to September. 

National Residency Match Program (NRMP)

The Mass General Pain Medicine Fellowship is participating in the NRMP.  Registration for the 2015-2016 academic year opens on June 5, 2014. Match Day is October 9, 2014. 

Contact Information

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Department of Anesthesia,
Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Gray-Bigelow 444
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

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