Pain Management Fellowship
One year Aesculap Academy Pain Management Fellowship
A period of specialised postgraduate training for clinicians which will enable the graduate of such a program to properly assess and manage patients with chronic pain of all types and to understand the sciences basic to the practice of pain management.
Duration: One year Pain Management Fellowship
1. The candidate for pain management fellowship must be holding a Diploma or Master’s Degree in anaesthesia or other recognised specialities of Medicine like neurology, orthopaedics, physiatry etc.
2. The candidate must provide at least two letters of reference and curriculum vitae.
3. Indian candidate must appear for an interview, International candidate will be selected based on CV and recommendation. Telephonic/video interview will be done for international candidates.
4. Candidates who have done course from Daradia will be given preferences.
Schedule: One doctr will be taken in January and another in July
Nil for Indian participants.
7800.00 USD for Foreign participants and Non-resident Indians (NRIs).
15% Govt service tax is applicable & additional.
Indian participants will be given stipend of Rs. 30,000 per month and free hostel facilities (room sharing) will be provided.
No stipend for international participants, but free hostel will be provided.
Gautam Das MD, FIPP (Pain Physician)- Course Director
Mausumi Dutta DPH, Fellowship in pain management (Calcutta University)
Ayananshu Nayak (Psychiatry) MRCPsych
Sripurna Mandal MD(Anaesth), FIPM
Amiya Misra MD(Anaesth) FIPM
Jaya Chaudhury MD(Anaesth) FIPM
Santanu Basak MD(Anaesth) Part-time
Ratul Kundu MD(Anaesth) Part-time
Pampa De (Physical Medicine) MD Part-time
Krishna Poddar MD(Anaesth) Part-time
Bibhu Kalyani Das MD(Anaesth) Part-time
Part-time visiting faculty:
Sunita Lawange, Karthi Babu N, Pankaj Surange, Harshita Surange, Anand Kumar GS, R. Gurumurthy, Pravin Thomas, Rammurthi, Jay Panchal, Mayank Gupta
Although not every participant of Pain Management Fellowship will be fully trained in every area listed below, he or she should at least have had some exposure to patients whose care involves all of these areas.
Medical diagnosis and therapy during Pain Management Fellowship
1. History and physical examination
2. Measurement of pain
3. Physical therapies
4. Vocational/rehabilitation assessment and management
5. Participation in multidisciplinary assessment and treatment
6. Minor Surgical procedures
7. Other procedures appropriate to the fellow’s training
Psychologic diagnosis and therapy
1. Use of diagnostic tests during Pain Management Fellowship
2. Collection of data from interview and standard forms
3. Comprehensive assessment
4. Treatment options
5. Individual, group and family psychotherapy
6. Cognitive-behavioural therapies
7. Biofeedback and relaxation techniques
Pharmacotherapy to learn during Pain Management Fellowship
1. Local anaesthetics
10. Other drugs and various routes of administration
Specific types of painful conditions to learn during Pain Management Fellowship
1. Post-operative pain
2. Post trauma pain
3. Cancer Pain, including issues of death and dying, palliative care and hospice
4. Pain associated with nervous system injuries - CRPS
5. Pain associated with chronic disease
6. Pain of unknown aetiology
7. Pain in children
8. Pain in elderly
Regional pain syndromes to learn during Pain Management Fellowship
2. Facial pain syndrome
3. Neck and upper back pain
4. Low back pain
5. Extremity pain syndromes
6. Thoracic and abdominal pain
7. Pelvic and perineal pain
Interventional Pain Management to learn during Pain Management Fellowship
1. Interventions & nerve blocks in head and neck
2. Interventions & nerve blocks in trunk
3. Interventions & nerve blocks in extremities
4. Advanced pain therapies – Intradiscal procedures, epiduroscopy, spinal cord stimulators, intrathecal implants etc.
Other topics to learn during Pain Management Fellowship
4. Alternative therapies
5. Palliative care and end of life issues
Seminars and journal clubs
The seminars and journal clubs should be conducted at weekly intervals either of them.
Mandatory, to be submitted along with thesis during Pain Management Fellowship
1. There should be a record of OP/IP Consultation participation
2. There should be details of participation in academic programme like seminars, symposia, clinical meetings and journal clubs
3. There should be record of bed side demonstrations
4. Teaching other postgraduates, nurses etc should be documented
5. Any special duty or event managed should be documented
6. There should be details of procedure observed, assisted and performed. The candidate must have performed at least 50 interventions during his academic year.
7. If the unit is running acute pain service, the details of patients handled must be mentioned.
8. The log book is to be filled regularly by the candidate
9. The entries need to be endorsed by the concerned consultant
10. On the completion of the course by the candidate, this log book shall be deposited in the department for future reference
Certification of Pain Management Fellowship
The project should be submitted three months before examination. The examination should involve theory and practical examinations (involving 1 long case, 2 short cases and table viva). Those securing more than 50% of marks will be awarded Fellowship in Pain Management.