Pain Fellowships Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia

1) Regional Anaesthesia and Acute Pain, Nova Scotia

12 mths

Opportunity to develop skills in peripheral and central neural blockade in the context of modern, multimodal approach to pain management.
Exposure to single-shot blocks, continuous catheters, ultrasound and traditional landmark approaches.
Based primarily in the block room at the Halifax Infirmary site, and with the acute pain service and chronic pain service at the Victoria General site.
The remainder of the week will be spent providing anaesthesia in related areas: orthopaedic, plastics, vascular surgery.

Fellows are expected to produce at least one research project with the aim to publish or present at a recognised meeting.  Non-clinical time and mentors will be provided to assist in this.


2) Chronic Pain at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia

12 mths

The Pain Management Unit (PMU) is a university-affiliated tertiary care clinic administered by the Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management and Perioperative Medicine with 10 physicians representing anesthesia, psychiatry and addiction medicine. The PMU is also closely associated with psychology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and pain nursing. 

At least six months of the year-long fellowship will take place in our multidisciplinary unit. There will be an opportunity to work in palliative care, psychiatry and addiction medicine, rehabilitation and musculoskeletal medicine, acute pain, pediatric pain, neurology and neurosurgery depending on the interest of the fellow.

The chronic pain management fellowship offers training, teaching and research in a setting that annually sees 1,900 outpatients per year and completes an additional 1,400 injection and invasive procedures. Nationally and internationally renowned, the PMU has an active clinical research program that works with basic scientists in pain research and with the pediatric pain research group at the IWK Health Centre.

The successful candidate will participate in clinical and research duties. The fellow’s pain practice will evolve throughout the year, growing to include a rapid-consult clinic up to one day per week with increasing autonomy. The fellow will enjoy access to a wide range of experiences, including radio frequency facet denervation, spinal cord stimulation, intrathecal catheters and neurolytic blocks in cancer and palliative care.

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For both fellowships:

Contact: Laura Harris Buffett
Telephone: (+1) 902 473 8883