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Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

Pain Fellowship

Overview | Fellowship format |  Core and Elective rotations | Further Information


The SickKids Fellowship in Paediatric Pain is a one-year postgraduate clinical and research training program in the management of paediatric pain under the direction of the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. 

The program builds on the CanMeds roles recommended by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The goal of the pain fellowship program is to mentor clinicians in paediatric pain management and research.

The one-year pain fellowship position will be offered to candidates who have the potential to become future clinical and academic leaders in pediatric pain management. At the end of the fellowship, the candidate is expected to:

      •  Manage acute pain in children in inpatient settings
      •  Manage postoperative pain
      •  Manage acute exacerbation of chronic pain in admitted patients
      •  Provide in-house consultation on chronic pain patients
      •  Manage chronic pain in outpatient settings
      •  Manage pain in complex medical conditions
      •  Perform major neuraxial and regional blocks
      •  Manage continuous epidural and regional blocks
      •  Initiate a paediatric pain service

Fellowship format

The pain fellowship program has three components: education, research, and clinical rotations in specialized areas such as acute pain, chronic pain, palliative pain, sedation and procedural pain, regional anesthesia, pain in complex medical conditions, and diagnostic imaging.

Core and elective rotations

    • Acute Pain Service
    • Chronic Pain Program
    • Procedural Pain and Sedation
    • Paediatric Palliative Pain Team
    • Bloorview Kids Rehab
    • Sunnybrook Regional Anesthesia Program
    • Mount Sinai Adult Chronic Pain Program

Further Information

Applications are accepted online 12-15 months prior to the start of the fellowship.  The application process is open yearly from mid-December to end of March.  Applications for a fellowship commencing July 2021 will be accepted until April 30, 2020.

For a more detailed description of the program, see the Pain Fellowship Information (pdf).

If you are interested in the Paediatric Pain Medicine Fellowship 2021-2022, please complete the Paediatric Pain Medicine Fellowship application form.

For more information reach us at:  

Fellowship Program
Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

Tel: 416-813-7654, extension 202929
Fax: 416-813-7543
Email: anesthesia.fellowship@sickkids.ca

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