Resident Rotations in the Center for Pain Medicine
The Mass General Center for Pain Medicine is a multidisciplinary pain center consisting of faculty formally trained in pain medicine as well as anesthesiology, neurology, internal medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, physical rehabilitation, oral surgery, basic science research, complementary medicine and acupuncture. Our fellows also have similar specialty training backgrounds. Nearly 18,000 patients are managed in the pain center each year – about 8,000 inpatient pain patients (including new, follow-up and epidural), and approximately 10,000 chronic pain outpatients. With such a rich mixture of medical specialties, we expect that our residents will have a fruitful rotation through our pain center.
Each resident will be split between the outpatient clinic and the inpatient service. Residents may return for a senior elective month. They will learn about the management of acute and chronic pain as well as the management of pain in patients who require palliative care. We welcome you to our pain center and ensure a positive experience.
Goals of the resident rotation in pain medicine:
To acquaint yourself with the specialty of pain management so that you may appreciate its challenges and conquests.
To become aware of the literature and experts in the field.
To acquire the fundamental knowledge and technical skills necessary to allow you to make appropriate clinical decisions and fulfill the requirements set forth by the ABA Board of Examiners.