Psych and Pain Mgmt

Discussion in 'Psychiatry' started by Magree, Nov 10, 2002.

  1. Magree

    Magree Senior Member
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    Hi:

    Does anyone know if psychiatrists ever continue on to pain management fellowships? I know anesth. and PM&R do - but I've also seen some internist doing in-hospital pain management stuff (not the procedures just meds). Just curious.


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  3. Sonya

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    i talked with a resident at chicago rehab, doing stuff w/ pain management. I know, psych does get involved with it. I'm not sure if it's a fellowship though.
     
  4. Sonya

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    yes, apparently pain management is a sub specialty. I saw this browing around:

    http://www.aamc.org/students/cim/pub_psychiatry.htm

    what it says:

    Psychiatrists can be certified to practice in any of the following subspecialties:

    Addiction Psychiatry
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    Clinical Neurophysiology
    Forensic Psychiatry
    Geriatric Psychiatry
    Pain Management
     
  5. Magree

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    Hi Sonya:


    Thanks so much. This is really interesting.

    cheers,


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    i thought psychiatrists could also pursue sleep medicine fellowships. is this correct?
     
  7. Fermata

    Fermata Hold me.
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    Yes. However, I believe pulm and neuro get most of these.
     
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    So psych can take pain fellowships according to the web site. Is this realistic? most pain fellowship are either filled by PM&R and Anesth. Has any psychs actually done a pain fellowship. Why would the director want a psych who doesn't know anything about pain in general, has no experience in procedures , etc... to do an fellowship. would the fellowship be more just like pain meds management. the reason for my post is that I'm very interested in psych and also pain medicine as well. anyone's input would be appreciated.
     

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