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Examination by Fellows

  • 2 months on regional anesthesia service at Sawgrass Surgery Center- busy, efficient outpatient center with various upper and lower extremity blocks.
  • 5 months on Acute Pain Service at Strong Hospital- large tertiary care center with Level 1 trauma and high acuity, complex patients
  • 1 month OR anesthesia in a primarily orthopedic trauma room
  • 2 weeks optional at Sawgrass Outpatient Chronic Pain Clinic- specialized management of chronic pain and cancer patients
  • 6 weeks of Elective Clinical Rotations (Highland Community Hospital- large geriatric population and joint surgery hospital; Orthopedic/trauma OR anesthesia; Palliative Care Medicine, etc.)


Sample Weekly Lecture Topics

  • Regional Anesthesia: Monitoring, Sedation, Equipment
  • Upper Extremity Blocks
  • Principals of Sonography
  • Neuronal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmacology of LA
  • Local Anesthetic Additives
  • Regional Anesthesia and Outcomes
  • Lower Extremity Blocks
  • Anti-coagulation Guidelines
  • Complications of Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Anatomy of Neuraxial Space
  • Neuraxial opioids
  • Pharmacology and Management of Opioids
  • Non-opioid Anesthesia
  • Consent and Medical-Legal Concerns
  • Epidural & Spinal Anesthesia and Analgesia
  • Truncal Nerve Blocks
  • IV Regional Anesthesia/ Catheters
  • Biopsychosocial Influences on Pain

Additional education activities


  • Grand rounds
  • Multidisciplinary Conferences
  • Journal Club
  • Board review
  • Teaching Residents
  • A scholarly project in QI, education or research
  • Research opportunities in collaboration with surgical teams (cardiothoracic, breast, plastics, etc)
  • Production of multimedia online teaching modules for residents
  • Opportunity to present at a local/regional conference