Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for 3 fellow learners, our 12 month program provides an experience in a multidisciplinary pain management center with emphasis on interventional pain management approaches. The program offers educational experiences in Interventional Pain, Chronic Pain (Clinic and Inpatient), Anesthesiology (Perioperative and Acute Pain), Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology, Psychiatry/Psychology, as well as Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The program is comprised of eight physician faculty members with specialties in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Neurology as well as one clinical psychologist. The Pain Medicine Fellowship at the University of Kentucky is provided through the Department of Anesthesiology. Physicians begin fellowship training after successful completion of an ACGME accredited residency in Anesthesiology, Neurology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, or Psychiatry.
Subspecialty Conferences: Conferences covering didactic material outlined in the Pain Medicine curriculum are presented each week on Fridays from 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM. These conferences are typically given by the Multidisciplinary Pain Faculty. The Pain Fellows are also expected to lecture as part of their overall training experience. Guest faculty from other disciplines also lecture (e.g. orofacial pain, pediatric pain) when appropriate to cover curricular topics. Fellows are also invited to attend regularly scheduled resident didactic presentations in the Department of Anesthesiology.
Case Discussion Conferences: Cases are presented on a quarterly basis by the pain fellows in collaboration with a multidisciplinary pain faculty member. Cases of interest are chosen as they become available over the year of patient care in which the fellow is involved.
Journal Club: Journal articles are presented on a quarterly basis by the pain fellows in collaboration with one of the pain faculty.
The principle site for fellowship training is the Interventional Pain Clinic at the University of Kentucky Clinic South Location. The Interventional Pain Clinic is a multidisciplinary pain management center with emphasis on interventional pain management approaches. An average of 2800 clinic visits and 1500 procedures are performed annually. Training is also conducted at the main UK Chandler Hospital. Acute pain as well as perioperative anesthesia is taught at the main UK hospital. Palliative medicine training is conducted at the main UK Chandler Hospital as well as Hospice of the Bluegrass.
The program offers rotations in Interventional Pain, Chronic Pain (Clinic and Inpatient), Anesthesiology (Perioperative and Acute Pain), Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology, Psychiatry/Psychology, as well as Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year, the deadline to apply is May 1, 2017. We will be conducting interviews in late May and early June. We will participate in the NRMP Match, but we do not use ERAS for applications. Additional dates and deadlines for the Match can be found through the NRMP website NRMP website.
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