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Regional Anesthesiology Fellowship

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If you're interested in the regional anesthesia fellowship, email your CV, a personal statement and two letters of recommendation to Brooke Baker, MD, at Admissions are rolling so apply any time. 

The Regional Anesthesiology Fellowship at The University of New Mexico School of Medicine provides 12 months of subspecialty education and training in all aspects of regional anesthesia.

As a fellow, you'll master:

  • Upper and lower extremity peripheral nerve blocks
  • Continuous catheter techniques
  • Trunk blocks
  • Eye blocks
  • Central neuraxial techniques

A thorough understanding of sonographic anatomy is emphasized as ultrasound guidance is used for the vast majority of blocks.

Valuable Experience

Residents who have completed an ACGME-accredited residency in anesthesiology can begin subspecialty training at the CA-4 level.

The fellowship immerses residents in all phases of perioperative anesthesia care for both adult and pediatric patients undergoing inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures with special concentration on ambulatory anesthesia. Fellows spend several months co-administering the inpatient Acute Pain Service and perform regional techniques at the UNM Children's Hospital. Trainees actively participate in departmental educational activities relevant to their training to include the division's annual ultrasound guided regional anesthesia workshop.

Under faculty supervision, trainees assume graduated responsibility for instruction and supervision of medical students and junior residents assigned to the service. In addition, trainees are encouraged to participate in clinical and/or basic science research relevant to the discipline of regional anesthesiology. Fellows will work one day a week in the main operating room as an attending anesthesiologist.