Course Number: ANS 853 Title of Course: Clinical Clerkship in Pain Management Location: University of Kentucky Medical Center; Interventional Pain Associates Course Director: Jay Grider, M.D. Room #: N201 Phone #: (859)218-0050 Email:
Course Description: Students participate actively in the Acute Peri-operative Pain Service, the Cancer Pain Management Program, and the Behavioral Medicine Division dealing with chronic pain management as well as the Chronic Pain Clinic. In combination, these various divisions within the Pain Management Center provide for the comprehensive and multi-disciplinary pain management of all post-operative patients as well as patients visiting the Pain Management Center with chronic pain syndromes and cancer-related pain. Students participate in patient evaluation, intake interviews, perform admission histories and physicals, and round with the Peri-operative Pain Service as well as the in-patients on the Chronic Pain Service. The patient volume seen by the Pain Management Center is in excess of 500 patients per month. This constitutes the largest pain service in the country and this rotation presents a unique opportunity to learn many of the skills associated with the management of these complex patients. During this rotation, students work under the supervision of attending Anesthesiologists, pain fellows, Anesthesiology residents, Clinical Psychologists, Nurse Specialists, and Physical Therapists. This course is recommended for all students regardless of specialty interests, as pain in one form or another is the most common presenting complaint for any clinician. The Pain Management Clerkship enables the student to learn not only comprehensive patient evaluation, but also the application of the health-care team concept to complex patient care problems that are not entirely within the domain of medical practice, but extend into related professional areas as well. Students also learn various invasive pain management techniques inducing infiltration and nerve block, intravenous anesthesia, peridural anesthesia, and other invasive techniques based on the demonstrated interest and abilities of the individual student.
Responsibilities during the Pain Management Rotation are:
To make rounds and present assigned cases.
Take call on a rotating schedule with the house officers.
Follow assigned patients.
Presenting at least one conference to other members of the pain management team on a topic related to pain management.
Actively assist house officers, fellows, and staff with patient care.
To be present at all conferences.
Do invasive procedures under supervision.
Evaluation Method: Multiple choice test at the end of rotation Duration: Four weeks Max. Number of Students per Period: 2 Prerequisite: Two clerkships of Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, or OB/GYN, and permission of the clerkship coordinator. Report To: After training and orientation with Renee Seidel, visiting students report to Medical Student Coordinator in N-225 (first day only). For UK students, first day instructions will be provided by Medical Student Coordinator approximately one week before the first day of rotation.