Skip to main content
Sign In
AMC park bench
 

Curriculum

12 Month Fellowship


The monthly curriculum is developed to guide the fellow into the field of regional anesthesia.  The fellow is expected to first master his/her regional skills, and then impart these skills to other residents/attendings. As well, the fellow is expected to be involved in a clinical research project and various academic activities throughout the year.

July:
Clinical Rotation at the University Hospital inpatient acute pain service.  Fellow becomes more comfortable with basic nerve block techniques.  Introduction of ultrasound and peripheral catheters is initiated.

August:
Fellow begins half time attending role at University Hospital. Fellowship duties include continuing mastery of ultrasound/peripheral nerve catheters.  Fellow rotates to the outpatient service and begins more upper extremity ultrasound guided nerve blocks.

Academic activity:
-Supervision of a regional journal club
-Initiation of a clinical research project (1 academic day per week)

September:
Clinical rotations at University Hospital outpatient/inpatient pain services. Fellow begins to place outpatient perineural catheters and follows patients appropriately.  Fellow continues to serve as half time attending and begins to attend the acute pain service.

Academic activity:
-Continuation of clinical research project
-Initiation of regional grand rounds presentation
-Assist with ultrasound guided workshop at Colorado Society of Anesthesia meeting

October:
Clinical rotation at Denver Health Medical Center.  Fellow performs ultrasound guided nerve blocks/perineural catheters at DHMC. 

Academic activity:
- 2-3 regional related morning reports are given at DHMC

November:
Clinical rotation at The Children’s Hospital.  Focus will be on placement of ultrasound guided pediatric blocks.

Academic activity:
- 2-3 regional related morning reports are given at TCH
- Regional grand rounds is performed at UCHSC

December:
Clinical rotation at University Hospital inpatient and outpatient acute pain services.  Fellow will continue mastery of ultrasound use and placement of perineural catheters. Fellow will continue to attend the APS as well as attend the OR.

Academic activity:
-Regional related journal club
-Continue clinical research project

January:
Clinical rotation at University Hospital inpatient and outpatient acute services.  Fellow will continue to attend acute pain service/operating room and continue to master regional skills.

February:
Clinical rotation at Denver Health Medical Center.  Fellow will continue to place ultrasound guided perineural catheters.

Academic activity:
- 2-3 regional related morning reports
-Prepare poster/presentation for upcoming ASRA meeting

March:
Clinical rotation at University Hospital.  A portion of this month will be spent in the chronic pain clinic in order to gain some exposure to chronic pain management/interventions.

Academic activity:
-Assist with the CRASH ultrasound guided workshop

April:
Clinical rotation at the University Hospital inpatient/outpatient acute pain services.  Fellow will be expected to exhibit a mastery of ultrasound skills as well as the ability to independently run an acute pain service

Academic activity:
- Present at ASRA

May/June:
Elective rotations to be decided by the fellow and fellowship director