The Pain Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, provides training in acute, chronic and oncologic pain management. Using a problem-oriented approach, you obtain pertinent histories, perform relevant physical examinations and order appropriate diagnostic tests.
The fellowship provides you with extensive experience in the medical management of pain, peripheral nerve blocks, trigger point injections, epidural injections, radiofrequency lesioning, continuous epidural infusions, peripheral nerve blocks, intrathecal drug delivery systems and spinal cord stimulation. You also develop superior competence in all aspects of neural blockade.
Clinical training in pain-related fields such as psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and neurology are additional required components of the Pain Medicine Fellowship.
This fellowship fulfills the requirements for training as stated by the American Board of Anesthesiology and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
You will be eligible to take the American Board of Anesthesiology Pain Medicine Certification examination upon completion of your fellowship.
The Pain Medicine Fellowship began in 2000, and since that time 12 physicians have completed training. It is anticipated that one fellow will complete training in this program annually.