• Learn more about the Anesthesiology Research Division
  • The Global Health Initiative is changing anesthesiolgy abroad
  • Our novel cadaver lab helps anesthesia fellows learn regional nerve block techniques
  • Apply for the Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship

Anesthesiology for Professionals

FAQs about Our Education Programs

How do I apply for the Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine (RA & APM) Fellowship?

Follow the instructions to apply for the RA & APM Fellowship.

What documentation is required for RA & APM Fellowship applicants?

Candidates must submit the following documentation in addition to the application:

  • Official copies of his/her medical school transcript and diploma

  • A current curriculum vitae (CV)

  • A Personal statement explaining your interest in the Fellowship

  • A brief description of one or more proposed academic activities* during the Fellowship

  • Three letters of professional reference, including one from the Director of your current training program

Applicants for the two-year Clinical/Research Fellowship are asked to submit three proposed research projects, including supporting literature.  Please contact Ms. Hargett for further details.

Are international medical graduates eligible for the RA & APM Fellowship?

In order to be eligible for the Fellowship, international medical graduates must have successfully completed the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Steps 1 and 2.

What is the application deadline for the RA & APM Fellowship?

The application deadline is May 1st, 2017 for the 2018-2019 academic year. While applications are accepted year-round, invitations to interview with the Fellowship Committee are offered in early spring the year prior to the starting year of the Fellowship.

My residency wasn’t in anesthesiology; can I still apply for the RA & APM Fellowship?

Only candidates who have completed an anesthesiology residency program are eligible for the Fellowship.

When does the RA & APM Fellowship begin?

The Fellowship year begins a few days after the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) written board exams have taken place. A comprehensive orientation program takes place on the first two days of the program. Fellows participate in an extensive cadaver lab curriculum, ultrasound workshops, and additional lectures and training sessions throughout the year.

Does the Department of Anesthesiology provide a specific pain management fellowship?

No, but the Department of Anesthesiology does participates in the Tri-Institutional Fellowship in Chronic Pain Medicine with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Fellows in this program rotate for four-months at each institution. During this time, they have the opportunity to view and learn pain management techniques for varying patient populations.

Are clinical electives/rotations from non-affiliated institutions permitted?

The Department of Anesthesiology often receives requests for clinical electives from physicians in nation and international training programs. Regretfully, we are unable to grant these requests. Only residents enrolled in affiliated programs are permitted clinical privileges at HSS.