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Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship

It is an exciting time to pursue a Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship! MUSC offers a 12-month fellowship where the fellow will enhance his/her cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills to safely and effectively administer and teach regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine as a consultant in anesthesiology. Our fellow is a vital part of our team and is responsible for decisions related to case and block selection to facilitate the smooth flow of the operating room (OR) cases and to enhance patient recovery.

As the fellow, you will be expected to develop and demonstrate the skills needed to establish regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine as a primary component of his/her future practice. Upon completion of the program, you should demonstrate knowledge in the following area: local anesthetics, neuraxial and systemic opioids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, non-opioid adjuncts for analgesia, systemic opioids, nonopioid analgesics, nerve localization techniques, spinal anesthesia, epidural anesthesia (lumbar, thoracic, caudal), upper-extremity nerve block, lower-extremity nerve block, truncal blockade, and intravenous regional anesthesia.

As a practice, we are constantly evolving and looking at newer and improved techniques to offer our patients the best care. As such, we are a highly collaborative and motivated team that seeks like-minded fellows who are interested in expanding their knowledge and skillset to include the most up to date regional anesthetic techniques. As such, fellows will also be expected to participate in research and present at national conferences under the guidance of faculty.

Fifty percent of the 12-month time period will be dedicated solely to the study of regional anesthesia in relation to knowledge, procedures, lectures, and academic projects. In the remaining fifty percent of the 12-month time period, fellows will serve as clinical instructors in the operating room in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine. Duties will include but are not limited to the practice of anesthesia and supervision of residents and certified registered nurse anesthetists in the operating rooms. You will find a wide range of cases at MUSC that will prepare you for future practice environments.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

George RAPS Fellow

Division Faculty

The Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine faculty members are recognized leaders in the field with peer reviewed publications and book chapters, in addition to speaking at regional and national conferences. All of regional faculty are board certified in anesthesiology and members of the regional anesthesiology pain service. The Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at MUSC is a highly integrated, collaborative group of adult and pediatric anesthesiologists. The department is comprised of 70+ staff anesthesiologists, 50+ residents in clinical anesthesia training and more than 50+ nurse anesthetists who are all committed to providing optimal care to adult and pediatric patients requiring anesthesia. Members of the department also conduct clinical research and teach postgraduate and continuing education programs. MUSC anesthesiologists supervise over greater than 35,000 anesthetics annually. This large number of cases, integrated with ongoing research and education, results in wide-ranging expertise in regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine.

Team meeting

Research Opportunities

Fellows are expected to participate in research as a major activity of the yearlong fellowship. To accomplish these objectives, the regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine faculty will mentor the fellow in the production of research, co-authorship of papers as appropriate, and preparation of clinical research proposals with institutional review board approval prior to the start of the fellowship year.

Moonlight Policy

Opportunities for internal moonlighting exist. Moonlighting should not compromise the educational experience, but rather enhance it.

Application Process

Please complete the Application for Fellowship Form (PDF) and please email to Kim Bartlett. (bartletk@musc.edu). We look forward to reviewing your application.

Program Contacts 

Renuka George, M.D., FASA
georgere@musc.edu
Fellowship Director