Cleveland Clinic’s Pain Medicine Fellowship Program is the largest and one of the most prestigious programs in the United States. The goal of our program is to train future leaders and consultants in pain management practice and research. Up to ten ACGME-approved positions are offered for a 12-month or 24-month fellowship in multidisciplinary pain medicine. The 24-month fellowship positions are offered to candidates with the potential to become future academic leaders of research and clinical care in pain management. This unique opportunity takes advantage of the internationally renowned leadership role of Cleveland Clinic in interventional pain management and outcomes research within anesthesiology and pain medicine.
Fellows are valued colleagues in our multidisciplinary Pain Management team. We evaluate 100 to 120 patients and perform 50 to 60 interventional procedures daily, using state of the art technology and equipment in the Chronic Pain Management Center which has 20 examination rooms and 6 procedure suites. In addition, we admit patients to the hospital and provide monitored intrathecal and/or epidural infusion therapies. We also provide chronic and cancer pain inpatient consultation service to all specialties/departments of Cleveland Clinic. We emphasize team work and strive to provide the highest quality of patient care, education, and research. Our team is composed of a large number of expert pain physicians, fellows, residents, physician assistants, nurses, and other supporting staff.
Fellows are required to rotate through the following disciplines and services:
- Chronic Pain Management (core rotation, 8 months)
- Neurology rotation: Headaches and Facial Pain Center (2–4 weeks)
- Cancer Pain and Palliative Medicine (2 weeks)
- Psychiatry for Pain Specialist (2–4 weeks)
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2 weeks)
- Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation (2 weeks)
- Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia (2 weeks)
- Neuro Radiology (2 weeks)
- Anesthesiology for the Non-Anesthesiologist
- Outcomes Research Rotation (optional)
During the fellowship year, fellows are expected to design and engage in a research project. The Anesthesiology Institute will facilitate required time and resources.
To Apply for a Fellowship
We are participating in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Pain Medicine Match this year
Most ACGME approved Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowships in the United States have agreed to participate in the NRMP for the fellowship year beginning July 2014. This will be the first year that a Match is utilized by pain fellowships.
ERAS will not be used this first year of the Match. Each program will have a separate timeline for interviews, but in general, the Match allows applicants to interview at more programs with less time constraints since no final offers of fellowship positions will be made prior to Match Day (October 9, 2013).
April 1, 2013 - Fellowship Applications Accepted
June 5, 2013 - NRMP Match opens for registration
August 7, 2013 - Rank order list entry begins
September 25, 2013 - Rank order list deadline
October 9, 2013 - Match Day
July 1, 2014 - Fellowship Begins
- Personal Statement
- Current CV
- Three reference letters (including one from residency program director)
- Copies of medical diploma and ECFMG certificate
- USMLE and in-training scores
Please mail your completed application along with required documents to:
Cleveland Clinic Pain Medicine Program
Attn: Mickeyla Patterson
9500 Euclid Ave, C-25
Cleveland, OH 44195
Outstanding applicants will be selected by June 30, 2013 and invited to interview and tour in August. Thank you for your interests in Cleveland Clinic Pain Medicine Fellowship Program.
If you have any additional questions concerning our program or the application process, please contact the Pain Medicine Fellowship Coordinator, Mickeyla Patterson at 216.445.9421.
Thank you for your interests in Cleveland Clinic Pain Medicine Fellowship Program.