The fellowship is divided between clinical experience, academic projects, and research. Other learning opportunities that can be incorporated in this fellowship year include ambulatory anesthesia and analgesic techniques, acute pain management in the chronic pain patient.
Experience will be gained in a variety of regional anesthesia techniques performed for general, neurological, orthopedic, pediatric, plastic, thoracic, vascular, and urologic surgical cases. Upper and lower extremity peripheral nerve and plexus blocks, continuous catheter techniques for postoperative and acute pain management, paravertebral and TAP blocks, and central neuraxial techniques (including thoracic epidurals and combined spinal-epidurals) will be experienced as part of the fellowship program. Ultrasound guidance is used for the majority of peripheral nerve blocks. The fellow will also participate in the acute pain medicine service and in non-regional anesthesia cases during the training year.