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Pain Medicine

Program Type: Military Medical Center

Location: Bethesda, MD

Accredited: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Program Length: 1 Year

Required Pre-Requisite Training: Graduation from Medical School and completion of an ACGME-accredited residency in Anesthesiology, PMR, Psychiatry, Neurology, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, or Diagnostic Radiology

Categorical Year in Specialty Required: No

Total Approved Complement:  3

Approved per Year (if applicable): N/A

Dedicated research year offered: No

Medical Student Rotation availability: 4th year (contact GME 8-9 months in advance to schedule rotation)

Additional degree concurrent with training (e.g. MPH): No

Program Phone Number: 301-295-4455


Program Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Program Description

Welcome to the National Capital Consortium Pain Medicine Fellowship Program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). The Pain Medicine fellowship program is a vibrant educational and research-driven program and is the Defense Health Agency (DHA) joint service Pain Medicine fellowship that other Military and Civilian fellowships are modeled upon. The fellowship is Anesthesiology based however other specialties (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Neurology, Radiology, and Psychiatry) may apply. The fellowship program boasts a 100% first-time pass rate of all graduating fellows who take the Pain Medicine Board Certification Examination. Fellows rotate at the NIH as well as civilian institutions for specialty care. There are opportunities to join active research protocols or start new protocols with faculty support. Case volumes far exceed accrediting body requirements in both volume and procedural complexity. Additionally, you are training at the Flagship of Military Medicine in the nation’s capital. We are confidant you will find the experience to be the highlight of your postgraduate training.

Mission, Vision and Aims

Curriculum and Schedules

Scholarly and Professional Development Opportunities

Participating Sites

Applicant Information, Rotation and Interview Opportunities

Teaching Opportunities

Faculty and Mentorship


Contact Us

Pain Medicine Fellowship Program

Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Building 9, 3rd Floor

Hours of Operation:

7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phone: 301-295-4455

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