Pain Medicine Fellowship Program
ACGME Approved Fellowship
From the Director
The UCSF Pain Management Center specializes in the multidisciplinary management of patients suffering from acute, chronic, and cancer pain. The faculty consists of the Medical Director, the Administrative Director, the Fellowship Director, anesthesiologists, neurologists, psychologists, physical therapists, nurses, administrative staff, and consultants in Orthopedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Rheumatology, Radiology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, and Pharmacology.
Pain fellowship training consists of 12 months of full-time training after satisfactory completion of a core residency program. Fellows are appointed each year by the Fellowship Selection Committee. The fellowship program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) within the Department of Anesthesia at the University of California, San Francisco. Fellows must obtain overall satisfactory evaluations at completion of 12 months of training leading to board certification in Pain Management by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Fellows rotate through San Francisco VA Medical Center for two to three months during their 12 months of pain fellowship training. Residents in the Department of Anesthesia rotate through the UCSF Pain Management Center for one month during their second year of anesthesia residency training.
The UCSF Pain Management Center averages approximately 800 outpatient visits per month. Fellows and residents treat all types of pain. A multidisciplinary approach is taken in the management of pain. The UCSF Pain Management Center provides education, training, and experience required for a specialist in pain management. Fellows and residents receive and participate in ongoing didactic education, including weekly multidisciplinary conferences and morbidity and mortality conferences.
Fellows and residents receive training in theory, indications, risks, complications, and practical applications of the following procedures and techniques:
The UCSF Pain Management Center provides postsurgical acute pain service for the UCSF/Mount Zion Medical Center and functions as a consult service for appropriate inpatient pain consults. Fellows and residents are exposed to all modalities of acute pain management, including medical therapy, intraspinal infusions, and peripheral nerve blocks.
The philosophy of the UCSF Pain Management Center maintains that a comprehensive pain management program be initiated to provide the best patient care possible. This multidisciplinary approach recognizes the contributions of various specialties and the necessity of different therapeutic regimens to provide significant pain relief for each individual patient.
Please see below for last year’s application process. As of this academic recruitment season Pain Medicine Fellowships will not yet have instituted a single electronic application process. Once we receive the new application dates from the NRMP Specialities Matching Service (SMS) we will update our website. Please continue to submit your applications via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UCSF Pain Medicine Fellowship is pleased to be a participant in the NRMP Specialties Matching Service (SMS) for the academic year beginning July 2015. The schedule of dates is as follows:
For more information, please contact Marie Hollero, Program Coordinator at 415.885.7647.
Appointees must qualify for their respective boards in their primary training discipline. Possession of a full and unrestricted license to practice as a physician in the State of California is an absolute requirement. If you are unsure as to your qualifications to obtain this license, you may obtain the specifics from:
UCSF Pain Management Center