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Pain Medicine Fellowship

Pain Medicine FellowshipThe UAB Pain Medicine fellowship program consists of twelve months of post-graduate training after satisfactory completion of a residency program in Anesthesiology, Neurology, or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The fellowship program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) within the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care. Pain fellows must obtain satisfactory evaluations in their primary and elective rotations leading to board certification in the Pain Medicine by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

The Division of Pain Medicine at UAB specializes in the multidisciplinary treatment of patients with acute, chronic, and cancer pain. Our primary goal is to provide quality patient care in a setting that utilizes the resources of a large, academic institution. Located in the newly renovated UAB Highlands facility, the Pain Treatment Clinic hosts 6000 patient visits per year, including over 1000 new patient evaluations and approximately 2000 interventional pain procedures each year. Our division works closely in collaboration with the departments of PM&R, Orthopedics, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Palliative Care to provide comprehensive care for our patients.

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Addiction Medicine Fellowship

The UAB Addiction Medicine fellowship program is an ACGME accredited program housed in the UAB Department of Medicine. It consists of twelve months of post-graduate training. Eligible applicants must first have satisfactorily completed an ACGME accredited residency program in one of the following programs:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Pediatrics
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Preventive Medicine

The goal of the Addiction Medicine fellowship is to provide innovative and interdisciplinary clinical training for fellows. Learning experiences span topics such as substance use disorder care, pain management, community collaboration, care for vulnerable populations, care in resource poor settings, interdisciplinary care and more. Trainees experience a variety of clinical sites as well as four hours of didactics per week. Upon completion of fellowship, fellows are eligible to pursue board certification in Addiction Medicine through the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM).

Further information about specific clinical sites and didactic topics can be found at our Addiction Medicine fellowship website.

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