University of Colorado, School of Medicine, PM&R Pain Medicine Fellowship

The University of Colorado ACGME-accredited Pain Medicine Fellowship is a 1-year multidisciplinary fellowship, administered through the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), with clinical support primarily through PM&R and anesthesiology.  In its current form, the fellowship has 3 positions: Pain Medicine Adult PM&R track, Pain Medicine Adult Anesthesia track, and Pain Medicine Pediatric track. 

The Pain Medicine fellowship is thoughtfully designed to provide comprehensive education in pain medicine and promote the training of musculoskeletal physiatrists through mentorship, research and clinical care.  The fellow may work directly with physiatrists and anesthesiologists, in addition to interactions in clinical or didactic settings with interventional radiology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, pain psychology, palliative care, physical therapy and athletic training.  

Upon completion of the fellowship year, fellows will be competent in evaluating acute, chronic and complex pain problems, performing fluoroscopically and ultrasound guided procedures, and prescribing medication and therapeutic exercise for a variety of pain conditions.  There are also vast opportunities for clinical or database research.  All graduates are eligible for subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine.


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​Pediatric Pain Fellowship

Started in 2017, Children's Hospital of Colorado (CHCO), in association with the University of Colorado, began offering a 12 month, ACGME accredited pediatric chronic pain fellowship. The fellow will spend equal time divided between the adult and pediatric institutions. Fellows rotate though pediatric neurology and headache clinic, pediatric psychiatry and psychology, pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation, pediatric palliative care, and pediatric radiology in addition to the pediatric pain clinic. The pediatric chronic pain clinic is interdisciplinary with pain certified faculty and provides care to outpatient and inpatient children. The fellow will also receive procedural education and intrathecal pump training. A separate acute pain service rotation with operative, regional procedures, and post-operative pain management is included.

The adult portion of the fellowship is housed in the Spine Center and Pain Clinic at the University of Colorado, under the direction of pain certified Anesthesia and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation faculty. In addition to learning adult chronic pain management, most types of interventional procedures are taught, including implantation and management of dorsal column stimulators. Rotations also include hospital inpatients, acute and post-operative care, and oncology patients.

Successful graduates will be eligible for subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine through their participating ABMS Member Boards.

Board eligible candidates in Anesthesiology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Neurology who are interested in an ACGME chronic pain fellowship with a strong focus on pediatrics should apply.

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