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    • Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

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    Expected duration

    • 1 year

Fellowship details

The University of Manitoba Chronic Pain Fellowship utilizes a variety of interventional and non-interventional techniques for chronic and acute pain management in the care of adult and pediatric patients.

This comprehensive training, along with clinical research opportunities, adds valuable scope to your knowledge base:

  • Learn in our multimodal pain clinics with resources including Anesthesiologists, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, pain psychologists, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nursing and pharmacy all working together as a true multidisciplinary team
  • Learn an integrated approach as you provide care to chronic pain patients whose conditions include spine pain, neuropathic pain disorders, central pain disorders and cancer-related pain disorders
  • Gain experience in managing chronic pain patients at one of our two outpatient clinics and also in a tertiary care inpatient setting
  • Train with clinicians known for their in-depth knowledge and experience in fluoroscopic and ultrasound guided interventional pain procedures including but not limited to, intraarticular joint injections, medial branch blocks, epidural injections, rhizotomies, chemical neurolysis, pulsed radiofrequency ablations, sphenopalatine ganglion interventions, spinal cord and stimulator implants Have the opportunity to gain exposure in ultrasound guided acute pain and regional anesthesia interventions for delivery of advanced level blocks


Your Interventional Chronic Pain Fellowship includes the following four-week rotations:

Rotation Duration
Acute pain management  2 periods
Chronic pain management  6 periods
Palliative care  1 period
Regional anesthesia  2 periods
Spine surgery or neurology  1 period
Vacation  1 period

You also have the opportunity to participate in acute and chronic pain management as well as regional anesthesia.

Anesthesiologists work with a patient in an operating room.

As a fellow, you’ll be part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary pain management unit gaining experience in the treatment of chronic pain with support from nursing, physiotherapy, psychology, physical medicine and numerous surgical disciplines.

  • 110

    Faculty members in the department

  • 400

    Undergraduate medical students

  • 30+

    Anesthesia fellows

  • $300,000

    Annual departmental research grants

Admission and application requirements

Application deadline: September 30

To qualify for the Interventional Chronic Pain Fellowship, you must have a license to practice anesthesia in Manitoba or be eligible to obtain a license in Manitoba.

Prior experience in pain management is not required

For information regarding licensing please visit The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba website.

Interviews will be offered to select applicants pending the evaluation of application materials. The University of Manitoba Fellowship Selection Committee will accept one or more candidates into the fellowship program following the interview.

We thank all applicants for their interest in our fellowship program, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to apply

Your application to the fellowship program must include: 

  • Letter of intent 
  • Current curriculum vitae 
  • Certificate of completion for your specialty training 
  • Names and contact information of three references 
  • Anesthesia fellowship application questionnaire (PDF)
  • English language requirement IELTS (academic module). Required to have an overall band score of 7 with a minimum score of 7 in each component (only 1 assessment result is required) (IMG only)
  • Occupational English Test-Medicine (OET-Medicine), with a minimum grade of B in each of the four subsets in the same sitting or
  • Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program-General (CELPIP-General) Test, with a minimum score of 9 in each of the four skills in the same sitting. 

Please direct your completed fellowship program applications and inquiries the department.

Contact us

Cindy Marykuca
Fellowship program administrator
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
2nd Floor Harry Medovy House
671 William Street 
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0Z2 Canada