hotair said:I Tried To Post This Question Last Week With No Success, But I Will Persist And Try Again.
Pain Management Programs In Chicago, Does Anyone Out There Have Any Insight Or Info?
Sensei_Sevo said:Rush has the best one in Chicago.
Sensei_Sevo said:Rush has the best one in Chicago.
Disciple said:Just to clarify,
Rush has both an anesthesia pain fellowship and an interventional spine fellowship(CINN). CINN is soon to be accredited, according to what I was told while on rotation there.
In comparing CINN to RIC(CSSOR), I would say CINN is strong in spine and spinal intervention with added exposure in sports, while CSSOR is incredibly strong in sports with solid exposure in spinal intervention. I will say that my description of RIC is based only on hearsay and 2 of their sport & spine conferences (both excellent), as I have yet to rotate there.
drusso said:Is this the program through Georgia Pain Physicians or another one?
lobelsteve said:Emory University has both an ACGME accredited Anesthesia Pain Fellowship with 6 fellows, and an ACGME accredited PM&R Pain Fellowship with 5-6 fellows. The fellowships are entitrly separate despite my attempts to invite the anesthesia fellows out to a journal club. The Anesthesia program is on campus and is broken into thirds- inpt/outpt/other while the PM&R program is
www.georgiapainphysicians.com 100% outpatient with procedures and patient evaluation and management.
paz5559 said:In the world of PM&R, there are fellowships that are "affiliated" (aka marriage of convenience, virtually never have anything to do with the affiliated institution) with Universities, and there are those which enmeshed in the day to day workings of the University Health Systems. Colorado, Penn, Michigan, UCLA, & Harvard are examples of the later, while Emory (Windsor), Sinai (Furman), Temple (Falco), and Missouri (Goodman) are clear examples of the former.
So yes, Emory has two programs, but in name only. In fact, if you do a search for Dr. Windsor on Emory's own "find a physician" search engine you get "No Physicians found" as the answer to your query.
UTSouthwestern said:Texas Tech is definitely the top pain program with Raj and Racz on board. Our program, however, took Leland Lou from Tech (he was #3 behind Raj and Racz) and are set to hire away more of the Tech faculty. Raj and Racz are set to retire soon as well.
The implantable pumps are certainly the high end in pain procedures at this time but be aware that neurosurgeons are becoming increasingly competitive in this field in an effort to expand their role in chronic pain management.
The money is still very good in the field, but as with all good things, the specter of medicare crack downs are looming.
When I was applying and asked around, I heard good things about the Dartmouth program. The problem was that even being in New England, I had a hard time getting information about the program. I imagine that those applying from others areas might have an even more difficult time.NEPain said:I've followed this discussion with interest. I finished my fellowship in pain medicine recently and am now faculty at Dartmouth. I would be interested in knowing what people have heard about the fellowship at Dartmouth.
I have no interest other than to gain insight into our reputation so as to improve any perceived deficiencies and make sure the good things continue.
When I applied, many of the applicants were concerned with the following:NEPain said:Would also like to know what potential applicants are looking for when choosing a fellowship.
joshmir said:I think the previous poster was confusing UT Southwestern with the Texas Tech-Lubbock program, and MGH with BID.
When I looked into this, I concluded that outside the Texas Tech Interventional Pain Fellowship in Lubbock (with Pritvee Raj, et al, who I hear are now leaving, retiring), the best pain programs were UPenn and Beth Isreal-Deaconess (BID), one of Harvard's hospitals. I was told this from academic Pain attendings.
I can speak a bit about BID's program; the fellowship is incredibly popular among their residents (there was a scutwork review written recently iunder the 'fellowships' section). They have gotten away from chronic management, and defer the PCAs and pharmacological management to other services to concentrate more on intervention. Rumor has it on these message boards that people are pulling in seven figures in nevada after this fellowship, mostly implanting epidural pumps. Also, they take at least one PM&R resident a year, which allows the rest of the residents to expand on their anesthesia background. They present a lot at national meetings.
I would love to hear from current pain fellows about what they think makes a good fellowship, and whether they think it's better to go to a fellowship with a name vs going to a fellowship in a place you want to practice. Thanks!
Disse said:Since I have a paranoid streak and wonder if PD's may lurk and try/realize who an applicant is once they've said too much (thus stiffling a free dialogue) I was wondering if anyone who is currently a fellow or previously fellowship trained would be willing to comment on their program and/or programs they interviewed at/have some experience with.
This would be MOST helpful as specific information regarding programs is extremely difficult to find (and I really don't have the time or money to interview everywhere unfortunately).
(Actually, in a few weeks after I've hit more interviews I'll probably start posting some opinions of my own).
Lets keep some sort of discussion going...its obvious that people do visit this website.. just no one likes to post
algosdoc said:Correct regarding BID. My partner was a fellow there at the time and acquired zero pump skills from that program and no intradiscal skills as they do not permit intradiscal incursion at that program.