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Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship Program

Program Overview

Thank you for your interest in our Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship Program!

Fellowship Program Snapshot

Duration: 12 Months, start from July 1st

Number of Positions: 1

Salary: $73,000, + benefits

Application Deadline: Until position is filled.

Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College is the major tertiary referral center and level one trauma hospital for the beautiful Hudson Valley, located half an hour north of New York City. Westchester Medical Center offers a busy nerve block schedule with a daily dedicated regional anesthesiologist. We designed our Regional Anesthesia Fellowship to provide fellows with advanced clinical, technical, and research training in the field of regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine.

Under the leadership of the regional anesthesia and acute pain management division, the Department of Anesthesiology at WMC has developed into a thriving dynamic institution that performs regional anesthesia on a diverse population, including orthopedic, general surgery, gynecologic, organ transplant, thoracic, vascular, trauma, and pediatric cases. Our various blocks include neuraxial, truncal, and peripheral extremity nerve blocks.

In addition to the hands-on training of regional anesthesia, fellows will be expected to manage perioperative pain on inpatients as an emerging acute pain specialist. Fellows will participate in daily rounds with the acute pain management team and manage acute pain consultations, continuous peripheral nerve catheters, and thoracic epidurals. Fellows will also participate in the multimodal pharmacologic management of post-operative pain including, but not limited to, the use of opioids, patient-controlled analgesia, and adjunctive medications. Furthermore, fellows complete a one-month chronic pain management rotation to learn the interventional pain procedures and chronic pain consultations.

Fellows’ responsibilities will be balanced between performing and supervising regional techniques perioperatively and utilizing dedicated time to produce clinical research and classroom education. We have a formal Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain fellowship curriculum that includes a didactics lecture series, Journal Club, and cadaver workshops, among other components. Fellows will have protected research time and are expected to initiate and complete at least one major academic project during their fellowship as well as present at a national conference. Fellows will also be involved in a research project with the goal of being published in a well-respected journal.

The Professional Fund ($1500.00) can be used for conferences, books, and additional educational endeavors. More funding is available if presenting at national conferences as the first author. There are also opportunities to moonlight.