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Anesthesiology - Pain Management - ANES 542


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Pain Management Center at University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute

Description and Goals:

This elective will offer students broad exposure to strategies and techniques employed in pain management. Such experience would be valuable to students entering either primary care or medical/surgical subspecialties.

At the University of Maryland Pain Management Center, students will participate in the evaluation and management of patients with chronic pain syndromes. In this multi-disciplinary center, physicians, psychologists, physical therapists and nursing work collaboratively to address the needs of these patients.

Students will participate in daily morning rounds on the Acute Pain Management Service. This consult service assists in the management of hospitalized patients with particularly challenging post operative and/or medical pain syndromes. Students will become familiar with the appropriate use of opioids in pain management. Adjunctive pain medications such as antidepressants and anticonvulsants will be reviewed in detail.

Students will also get exposure to a range of interventional techniques used in pain management including a wide variety of nerve blocks and spinal cord stimulation.

Number of Students:


Time of Year Available:

Academic weeks 9-48


Monday through Friday - Yes
Evenings - Some
Weekends - No
Call - No

Faculty Responsible:

Thelma Wright, M.D.
(410) 328-1239  

Administrative Contact:

Tiffany Gough
(410) 328-6551  


Last Revision: August 26, 2014