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Pain Medicine

Program Type:  Military Medical Center

Location:  San Diego, California

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

Categorical Year in Specialty Required:  No

Total Approved Complement:  2

Approved per Year (if applicable):  2

Dedicated research year offered:  No

Medical Student Rotation availability:  Yes: MS4s

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

Program Phone Number:  619-532-7270

Program Email:

Program Hours of Operation:  Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Program Description

Welcome to the Pain Medicine Center at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. Although the NMCSD Pain Medicine fellowship program is relatively new, it has become a vibrant educational and research-driven program since its inception in 2009. It is the Navy’s first multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary Pain Medicine fellowship that has trained a neurologist, three psychiatrists, two physiatrists, a family medicine physician, and 12 anesthesiologists to date. The fellowship program boasts a 100% first-time pass rate of all graduating fellows who take the Pain Medicine Board Certification Examination and has attained the most diverse and multidisciplinary faculty of any Pain Medicine fellowship in the Navy and DOD. There are opportunities to join active research protocols or start new protocols with faculty support.  Additionally, you are training at the largest military medical and training facility in the nation and will have the opportunity to care for a most deserving patient population with wide diversity of chronic pain conditions. We are confidant you will enjoy your time in the fellowship program and the camaraderie associated with working the Pain Management Center.

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Contact Us

Pain Management Residency Program

Location: Building 1, 4th Floor (in the bridge/tunnel section)

Hours of Operation:

7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Phone: 619-532-7270

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