Pain Medicine Fellowship Program

Thank you for your interest in the Pain Medicine Fellowship in the Department of Anesthesiology at the DMC.

All fellowships are available in the PGY-5 (CA-4) year. Qualified applicants will have completed four years of training in an ACGME accredited Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Neurology or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency program, currently in the examination process with the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), and be eligible to obtain a State of Michigan medical license.

Application Process

Applications are accepted via ERAS from December- March with interviewing taking place June-August. All applicants must be board eligible.

Interested applicants should submit their application and supporting material via ERAS. Supporting materials include but are not limited to:

  • Three (3) current letters of recommendation
  • Updated CV
  • Personal Statement
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX scores
  • ITE & Board Exam scores
  • Scholarly Activity
  • Anything else that you feel will strengthen your application

Interview Process

Applicants who send in a completed application and all of the required documentation may be invited for a formal interview. All fellowship applications are reviewed and candidates are interviewed by the Director and/or program faculty and staff of the fellowship program. All applicants will be notified of the final decision in writing. Successful applicants who receive an offer for a position will be notified in writing and a contract from GME (Graduate Medical Education) will follow.

Education and Training

The Pain Medicine Fellowship is a one-year program that involves training in acute and chronic pain management. Rotations through component specialties ensure adequate exposure to all aspects of modern pain management techniques, including diagnosis and treatment modalities.

A multidisciplinary approach is taken in the management of pain during this fellowship. Fellows will be provided education, training, and experience required for a specialist in pain management. Including, but not limited to, training in theory, indications, risks, complications, and practical applications of a variety of pain management procedures and techniques. Fellows receive and will participate in ongoing didactic education as scheduled. Fellows will perform invasive procedures under the direction of qualified faculty. These procedures include, but are not limited to, epidural injection, spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve blocks, celiac plexus block, etc.

Upon completion, fellows will meet all requirements for passage of the ABA Certificate of Special Competence in Pain Management.

The pain fellowship offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including approved vacation.


Questions can be directed to:
Pain Medicine Fellowship Program
Christine N. Klimek, BS
Children’s Hospital of Michigan
3901 Beaubien St.
Detroit, Mi 48201
[email protected]