One Year Pain Management Fellowship

Because of Covid, fully residential fellowships are suspended now. Classes will be completed online and one can attend our largest dedicated pain hospital for one month to three months period for observation and hands-on experience any time which is completely optional. Thus, one can complete fellowship fully online 

Highlights:

Types of online fellowships:

It is a pain management fellowship program for clinicians which will enable them to properly assess and manage patients with chronic pain of all types and to understand the sciences of practice of pain management.

Types of one-year pain management fellowships are available,

  1. Complete residential pain management fellowship program (now not available due to COVID)
  2. Online with contact programs: Here participants complete online classes and come for 1-3 months for observation and hands-on mannequin sessions for skill developments. 
  3. Complete online program: Here whole syllabus and exams are completed online.

In all fellowship programs, candidates need to clear exams every three months, and the final exam is completed after one year.


 

Eligibility

The candidate must be holding a Diploma or Master’s Degree in anaesthesia or other recognized specialties of Medicine like neurology, orthopedics, physiatry etc.

The candidate must provide the curriculum vitae.

A Telephonic or video interview will be taken for the final selection of candidates.

Candidates who have done a  short course from Daradia earlier will be given preferences.

Admission & Registration Fees

INR 150,000 plus taxes (18% GST) for Indian participants.

USD 7800 plus taxes (18% GST) for International participants.

Accommodation in residential/contact programs

Hostel facilities are there with additional charges.

Faculty

Gautam Das MD, FIPP, FIAPM- Course Director

Debjyoti Dutta MD, FIPP, FIAPM- Faculty

Chinmoy Roy MD, FIPP- Faculty

Mousumi Datta (Pain Physician)- Faculty

Amiya Mishra MD (Anaesthesiologist)- Faculty

Ayananshu Nayak MD (Psychiatrist)- Faculty

Saurav Iswarari MD(Physiatrist)-  Guest Faculty

Dipashri Bhattacharya MD (Anaesthesiologist)- Guest Faculty

 

Curriculum

Although not every participant 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

  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. Anaesthetic procedures
  7. Regional anaesthesia and nerve blocks
  8. Minor Surgical procedures
  9. Other procedures appropriate to the fellow’s training

Psychologic diagnosis and therapy

  1. Use of diagnostic tests
  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
  8. Hypnotherapy

Pharmacotherapy

  1. Local anaesthetics
  2. Opioids
  3. Analgesics
  4. Non-narcotic
  5. Adjuvants
  6. Antidepressants
  7. Sedative-hypnotics
  8. Benzodiazepines
  9. Other medicines and various routes of administration

Specific types of painful conditions

  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

  1. Headache
  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

  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

  1. Radiology
  2. Physiotherapy
  3. Rehabilitation
  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.

Log book

Mandatory, to be submitted along with thesis

  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

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 Pain Medicine Fellowship.

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