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The Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine offers a 1-year fellowship in pain medicine. This fellowship is ACGME accredited, and is available to individuals that have completed a ACGME-accredited residency in anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, or psychiatry.

The Pain Medicine Fellowship provides comprehensive education and training in the areas of pain medicine and palliative care in adults. Training includes acute pain, interdisciplinary chronic pain, cancer pain, palliative care, and interventional pain methods. Fellows obtain significant experience in the use of a wide variety of interventional pain modalities, and upon completion of the fellowship can qualify for recognition as qualified in performing a number of interventional procedures.

The pain medicine faculty come from a number of specialties, and many are nationally recognized pain experts. Several are active in the conduct of pain-related research, and as a result there is ample opportunity for pain medicine fellows to actively participate in scholarly activities during their fellowship.

Watch a video from the Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Lee Fleisher, MD talk about the Pain Medicine fellowship program.

Application Deadline

  • We are now accepting Applications for the 2021-2022 Pain Medicine Fellowship Class.
  • Application Deadline: June 1, 2020

Fellowship Application Process

We currently offer four positions for our 1-year Pain Medicine Fellowship that starts annually on July 1.

Selection to the fellowship is competitive. We will be participating in the NRMP pain match. Please submit your application via ERAS.

Application to our Department via ERAS only:

  • Updated CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Copy of Medical School Diploma
  • Copy of Dean's Letter
  • Medical Transcript
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation addressed to:
    Michael Ashburn, MD, MPH, MBA
    Program Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship
    Sharmil Gohil, MD and Arthur Kitt, MD
    Associate Program Directors
  • Most recent, In-training Examination Score
  • USMLE Scores

For questions concerning your application, please contact:

  • Nicole Eppright
    Pain Medicine Fellowship Coordinator
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
    1840 South Street, 2nd Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19146
    Phone: 215-893-7251

Critical Care Medicine

The Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania has been designed to prepare fellows for a career in Anesthesiology with an emphasis on Critical Care Medicine. The ever expanding role of Anesthesiologists in academic medicine, as well as the private sector, has opened a variety of interests within the broader field of Critical Care. We strongly encourage applications by candidates seeking dual certification in Critical Care and Cardiac Anesthesia. Visit our division website

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