WFSA Pain Management Anaesthesia Fellowship: Bangkok, Thailand
Programme Head: Assistant Prof Nantthasorn Zinboonyahgoon
Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine
Pain Clinic, Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital,Mahidol University, 2 Wanglang Road, Bangkoknoi, Bangkok, Thailand 10700
Number of Pain Management Anaesthesia Fellows in Bangkok per year: 2
Duration of each fellowship: 1 year
Starting month of each fellowship (if regular): July
What training is offered?
The fellowship training aims to develop physicians who are competent in pain management. Fellows will spend their time at the Pain Clinic, Musculoskeletal Pain Clinic, Department of Psychiatry and Acute Pain Services according to their activities as directed by the program course. There will be opportunities to study and get involved in several aspects of pain management including pain evaluation, problem-based bio-psycho-social care, end of life care, pharmacological management of pain, hands-on treatment of regional blockades, acupuncture, non-pharmacological and psychological methods, and rehabilitation.
Fellows will be involved in the routine academic activities in the pain management clinic such as, the pain forum, interesting cases, grand round and journal clubs and direct patient care face to face under supervision of mentors according to specialization. Fellows will complete at least two or three original case studies and/or one review article for publication.
How is training assessed?
Assessment through program course evaluations
1. Formative evaluation
• Fellow shall keep patient records in their log books
• Reports of the tutor and external auditor
2. Summative Evaluation
• Oral examination and evaluation (not less than 70 %)
• Fellow shall publish case report, review article on pain syndrome and management or present it in an international meeting
• Pain treatment facilities Development in Fellow’s countries and the ongoing communication between fellows and mentors and networking are recorded
Are there any specific admission criteria for applicants?
• Be a physician specialising in Anesthesiology and Physical & Rehabilitation, who has at least 3 years experience in his or her career.
• Possess good spoken and written English language abilities.
This Fellowship is supported by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)