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

The Mass General Acute Pain Management and Regional Anesthesia fellowship offers a rich didactic program for training in perioperative pain management. Each rotation's curriculum varies, but will generally consist of:

Journal Club
Weekly, 1 hr
Critical evaluation of medical literature is a key component of the didactic training of our fellows. Fellows choose and present an article at the weekly journal club and are expected to lead a discussion on the article's strengths and weaknesses, teaching points, etc. The goal of the journal club is to expose students to a wide variety of topics pertinent to acute pain management and regional anesthesia.

Case Conference
Weekly, 1 hour
The weekly case conference examines particularly challenging cases involving the Acute Pain and/or Regional Anesthesia Services. These interactive cased based discussions are designed to complement and consolidate the education derived from patient care and may feature guest speakers from other institutions.

Faculty Lectures
Weekly, 1 hour
Faculty lectures on pre-chosen topics are designed to enhance knowledge and skills developed through daily patient-physician interactions. Covered topics are especially pertinent to the patient population served by the Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia staff.

Grand Rounds
Weekly, 2 hours
The first half of anesthesia grand rounds is lecture-based; the second half is dedicated to case-based discussion. The focus of grand rounds covers topics pertinent to Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine.

Annual, 4 days
Fellows are expected to attend the annual American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA) and American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) meetings and participate in the workshops, mentoring sessions, and PBLDS. The meeting includes lectures and presentations on topics of particular interest to acute pain and regional anesthesia practitioners.

Office Information

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

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