Pain Medicine Fellowship
The University of New Mexico Pain Medicine Fellowship is a 12-month program in interventional pain medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.
The goals of the fellowship are to:
- Offer contemporary interdisciplinary training in all aspects of pain medicine, including interventional, medical and multimodal approaches leading to board certification.
- Offer ample opportunity to master advanced interventional modalities through:
- Intensive training in evaluation and treatment of pain
- Instruction in the technique of somatic and sympathetic blocks
- Intra-spinal catheters and pumps
- Neurolytic blocks
- Spinal cord and peripheral stimulation trial and implantation
- Vertebral stabilization (kyphoplasty), etc.
- Provide fellows with an opportunity to conduct scholarly projects in pain medicine.
- Help fellows develop and enhance their skills as practicing physicians.
- Facilitate the transition to independent practice.
Fostering Strong Relationships
Our patients sometimes have a variety of complex medical and social challenges, and fellows develop and maintain their own Continuity Clinic patients under faculty supervision. This fosters strong and therapeutic patient-doctor relationships.
Fellows perform a wide variety of interventional treatments at our center, which has two fluoroscopy suites with dedicated staff. It's also furnished with C-arms, ultrasound, radiofrequency ablation and monitoring equipment that meets ASA (American Society of Anesthesiologists) standards. We also have operating room block time and admitting privileges at UNM Hospital, the only Level I Trauma Center in the state.
How to Apply
To apply, submit the following documents (in electronic format only) via ERAS.
Your application in ERAS must have the following minimum documentation:
- Curriculum vitae
- Personal statement
- Report of United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) scores and in-training scores
- Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate (if applicable)
- Three letters of recommendation
The UNM Pain Consultation and Treatment Center is one of the teaching venues for the Pain Medicine Fellowship program.