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Graduate medical education in pain medicine at Mayo Clinic

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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.


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The fellowship provides you with extensive experience in:

  • Medical management of pain
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Trigger point injections
  • Epidural injections
  • Radiofrequency lesioning
  • Continuous epidural infusions
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Intrathecal drug delivery systems
  • 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.

Video: The Arizona Experience


Video: The Arizona Experience


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.

Program history

The Pain Medicine Fellowship began in 2000. Since that time 12 physicians have completed training. It is anticipated that one fellow will complete training in this program annually.

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