The one-year Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship offers an outstanding experience that includes patient management and teaching of residents. The program supports two fellows per year and can be tailored to meet the fellows' educational goals.

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Fellows gain experience in a wide range of skills associated with regional anesthesiology, utilizing state of the art ultrasound guided techniques to perform single shot and catheter blocks. Nerve catheter management includes patients that have ambulatory catheters at home. Additionally, our inpatient pain service provides care for patients across the entire hospital and offers multimodal management which includes ketamine and lidocaine infusions. We prepare trainees to evaluate pertinent literature, develop and conduct original research projects, and present their work at national and international academic meetings.

Each fellow will personally perform and supervise residents in more than 1,000 blocks during the fellowship year, including upper and lower extremity catheters as well as paravertebral and truncal blocks. They have ample opportunities to become educators through point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) and simulation.

Forty percent of fellow time is spent in a clinical instructor role, doing a mix of general operating room cases. This allows the fellow to maintain their clinical anesthesiology skills, as well as make supplemental income. Each fellow receives professional funds for conferences, books and additional academic endeavors.

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We will begin accepting applications for the 2023-2024 academic year on Jan. 1, 2022. Candidates will have successfully completed anesthesiology training at an ACGME accredited residency program.

To apply, please contact us through the email below. We accept the regional anesthesia fellowship common application form which is available on the ASRA.com website.

Contact: Bryant Tran, M.D., fellowship program director

Email: bryant.tran@vcuhealth.org

Mailing Address:
1200 E. Broad Street, 7th Floor
Box 980695
Richmond, VA 23298-0695

Recent VCU Regional Fellowship Graduates