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Pain Medicine Fellowship

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Eugene Koshkin

Program Director
Eugene Koshkin, MD

ERAS application

For more information, send an email to HSC-PainMedicine@salud.unm.edu.

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.