The University of Maryland Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine (RAAPM) Fellowship is a full-time fellowship position, complying with all standards imposed by the ACGME for fellowships in anesthesiology subspecialties. We accommodate one fellow per year. Clinical experience is divided between the University of Maryland Medical Center’s main campus, the Shock Trauma Center and the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Institute (UMROI). UMROI has busy total joint and outpatient sports medicine practices. Peripheral nerve catheters are regularly employed, giving fellows the opportunity to learn about their management in both the inpatient and ambulatory settings. At the main campus and Shock Trauma, fellows provide all types of regional anesthetics including thoracic epidurals, paravertebral blocks, serratus/pectoralis blocks, TAP blocks, cranial nerve blocks and all the extremity plexus and nerve blocks. Fellows perform or supervise residents performing about 1500 blocks per year.
In addition to excellent clinical experience, there is also ample opportunity for scholarly endeavors. Fellows receive one day per week of nonclinical time and two months of elective time. Fellows are expected to engage in a research or quality improvement project with a faculty mentor with the goal of publication or presentation at a national meeting. Fellows may use elective time to gain additional experience in pediatric regional anesthesia at affiliated institutions. Fellows also participate in our twice annual cadaver dissection program which is staffed with our own faculty and faculty and fellows from the University of Pittsburgh and Johns Hopkins University. Fellows participate in regular didactic lectures, journal clubs and our nationally-attended annual regional anesthesia conference led by our department and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine. We have experienced faculty, including nationally and internationally recognized experts in the field of Regional Anesthesia.
We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, hard-working individuals. Interested applicants must have completed an ACGME-approved residency in anesthesiology prior to starting the fellowship. Any questions can be directed to our fellowship coordinator.
Your file is complete when we receive:
All documents (items 1-6) should be submitted and received in full.
All Letters of Recommendation should be sent directly from the respective writer, unless the LORs are in a sealed envelope with their signature across the back.
Applications and LORs can be sent by postal mail or courier to:
Ron E. Samet M.D., Regional Anesthesiology Fellowship Program Director
c/o Residency & Fellowship Program Coordinator
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 South Greene Street, Suite S11C00
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Electronic submissions should be should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org