Our program offers an unaccredited one-year Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Fellowship. As a fellow, you will work with the Perioperative and Interventional Pain Service (PIPS) staff to master the specialty of regional anesthesia and acute pain management.
To apply for the University of Minnesota Anesthesiology Department’s Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Fellowship Program you must:
- Be a fully certified American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) anesthesiologist or be board-eligible before fellowship training begins
- Obtain a Minnesota Permanent License and DEA license prior to training
- If an international applicant, you must also be ECFMG certified before submitting their application
About the program
The goals of our program are to provide the most up-to-date training in the area of regional anesthesia and acute pain. The fellow will gain experience with the management of acute pain in both the postoperative setting and medical setting. In addition, the fellow will be expected to master all upper extremity, truncal and lower extremity single-shot and continuous peripheral nerve blocks utilizing ultrasound-guidance as well as peripheral nerve stimulation. Furthermore, the fellow will become skilled at both landmark and ultrasound-guided neuraxial techniques.
Program Duration and Rotation Schedule
- Three months regional anesthesia and acute pain in University Hospital
- Focus on surgical subspecialties of cardiac, thoracic, oncology, trauma, gynecologic oncology, general surgery and urology
- Three months regional anesthesia and acute pain in Riverside Hospital
- Focus on surgical subspecialties of orthopedics, spine, pediatrics, obstetrics and urology
- Three months regional anesthesia in Ambulatory Surgery Center
- Focus on managing a busy ambulatory surgery center performing regional anesthesia, and supervising residents and nurse anesthetists
- Average of one day per week (45 days) as staff in Ambulatory Center and Riverside Hospital
- One week for expected presentation at academic conference
- One month elective with the opportunity for clinical research
Teaching and Didactic Curriculum
The core lecture series will focus on both regional anesthesia techniques as well as acute pain management. There will be 30 scheduled lectures per year given by one of the Perioperative and Interventional Pain Service Staff.
Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Journal Club
This is a quarterly event where the fellow organizing the articles to be discussed and the residents present the articles.
Regional Anesthesia Simulation and Workshop Sessions
The fellow will participate in or lead four simulation or workshop sessions in the area of regional anesthesia and acute pain.