The University of California Irvine Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care has an open fellowship position in its ACGME-accredited Pain Medicine Fellowship Program. The program is truly interdisciplinary; the fellow will become an expert at interventional pain management, opioid and adjunctive medication management, and non-interventional and non-pharmacotherapeutic pain management. Personalized physical and occupational therapy, offloading therapy, acupuncture, advanced interventional procedures, electrodiagnostics, psychological and cognitive therapies, and regional anesthesia are common treatment modalities. Fellows will be well prepared to treat patients holistically. UC Irvine is a Level I Trauma Center, stroke center, burn center, NCI-designated cancer center, and houses the only academic pain program in Orange County, California. Candidates must have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited residency in Anesthesiology or Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) and be eligible to obtain a California medical license. The fellow will work with one other Pain fellow and serve as colleague and role model for rotating residents from both the Anesthesiology and PM&R residency programs. The position is for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Fellows here will be experiencing the following during their fellowship:
Performance of a full complement of neuraxial and sympathetic injections
Peripheral injections in the clinic
Trialing, implantation, and management of dorsal column and peripheral nerve stimulators
Intrathecal pump trial/implantation, refill technique, and management
Performance and interpretation of EMG and nerve conduction studies
Teach billing and coding, on each procedure and clinic visit
Ultrasound guided regional anesthesia techniques
Thoracic epidurals for thoracic trauma
Botulinum toxin therapy for the treatment of pain and spasticity
Develop personalized physical and occupational therapy programs
Prescribe appropriate prosthetics and orthotics
Prescribe pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies
Prescribe opioid and non-opioid analgesics
Refer and follow patients undergoing pain psychology interventions
As an ACGME-accredited Pain Medicine Fellowship, the fellowship participates in the NRMP’s (National Resident Matching Program) Pain Medicine Match.
Applications for the fellowship will be accepted by the Fellowship Coordinator, Britney Prince firstname.lastname@example.org.
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