The Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship (RA&APM) at HSS is a one year clinical program designed to expose the participant to a wealth of clinical and academic opportunities, tailored to individual interests and career goals. Beyond participation in a broad spectrum of surgical cases, fellows rotate to the Acute Pain Service and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Approximately 40,000 anesthetic procedures are performed each year at HSS. Because of our large case volume, fellows are exposed to a wide spectrum of anesthesia techniques for orthopedics.
Each fellow will participate in a consecutive four-week rotation at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) where they will be exposed to regional anesthesia techniques not routinely performed at HSS.
The didactic component of our program provides fellows with the opportunity to supplement their clinical duties with comprehensive discussion and interaction with other fellows, attending staff, and visiting professors. We host CME-accredited programs on Mondays and Thursdays that feature Journal Clubs, Grand Rounds, Research Presentations, M&M Conferences, and Interdisciplinary Conferences.
Fellows have the opportunity to learn anesthetic blocks and develop innovative approaches to anesthetic care using fresh, non-embalmed cadavers that replicate living tissue.
Fellows receive training in ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve block techniques through lectures and workshops.
We provide an intensive oral board review course that runs once to twice weekly for three months preceding the start of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s Oral Board Examination.
Fellows engage in intensive regional anesthesiology-based simulations designed to help develop crisis resource management and metacognitive skills.
Fellows have the opportunity to interact with and lead educational conferences with rotating residents, supervise CA1 residents in the operating room, and teach Weill Cornell Medical College students.
Fellows are asked to participate in academic activites which may include clinical research, review articles, book chapters, or other academic or administrative projects.
The Department of Anesthesiology offers a variety of electives to fellows enrolled in the Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship Program.
Fellows have the opportunity to participate in departmental digital media projects, including writing patient and professional medical features for the website.