ANES 7188

Pain Medicine Elective


Mason Ste. Marie
Course Coordinator

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Terms offered: 

ANES 7181 or at least two weeks of Anesthesiology experience through SURG 7552


    Catalog description:  Pain is a common ailment that physicians across a range of specialties manage. Therefore, accurately diagnosing and effectively managing pain is an important skillset to acquire. Medical students will gain a greater depth of understanding of the complex mechanisms that contribute to pain and appreciate the multidisciplinary approach to pain medicine. Medical students will spend their two weeks in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. In the chronic pain clinic they will evaluate patients with faculty, fellows, and residents, and observe and participate in interventional pain procedures. In the inpatient setting, they will observe and participate in regional anesthesia procedures prior to surgical procedures, evaluate hospitalized patients with chronic pain or complex pain management concerns and round on patients on the inpatient pain management service.


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    Site Code

    Site Name



    Clinics and Surgery Center - Pain Clinic

    UMMC - East Bank

    Students go to both sites, CSC Pain Clinic is on Floor 4

    Required session attendance:  Anesthesiology grand rounds Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30AM; Pain/regional anesthesia-related lectures for residents that typically take place between 3-5PM during the work week; Pain journal club

    Typical weekly schedule/Delivery mode:  Clinic: 8AM-5PM; Procedures 6AM-3PM

    Direct patient care:  Yes

    Consent requirement:  Open to student scheduling

    Course objectives:  

    1. Obtain a history and perform a physical exam
    that emphasizes identifying the etiology of pain conditions including chronic
    pain syndromes.
    2. Describe the pathways that contribute to acute
    and chronic pain.
    3. Compare and contrast strengths and weakness of different pain medication classes, and develop a multimodal analgesia plan.
    4.  Recognize common procedures used to mitigate common pain conditions.
    5. Identify roles of the multidisciplinary pain care team.

    Graded components: Clinical asessment by pain management faculty with input from pain medicine fellows and anesthesiology residents

    Grading scale: P/N


    Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

    Limited to Student Type:  No

    Course equivalency:  N/A

    Related curricular experience: N/A

    Secure exam:

    Course evaluation:  MedHub