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2020-2021 Elective Title: 93AN760 — ANESTHESIA PAIN MANAGEMENT


Introduce the student to Pain Medicine through participation in the evaluation and treatment of patients seen in the Indiana University Pain Medicine Center at University Hospital. Students will gain exposure to the appropriate use of pain medications, injections, and advanced pain therapies such as spinal cord stimulators and pain pumps. The rotation consists primarily of outpatient chronic pain management, however, inpatient consults are also evaluated. Students are able to see patients across a wide range of painful diagnoses including cancer pain, acute post-operative pain, chronic post-operative pain (i.e. failed back surgery), and other non-malignant pain syndromes.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Belinda Sanborn, Elective Coordinator (bmsanbor@iu.edu)

Director: Joshua Wellington, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: IU Health University Hospital and Senate Street Surgery Center (Indianapolis)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Observe patients in outpatient clinic, inpatient consults, injections, and surgical advanced pain therapies(PC1)
  • 2) Obtain a basic understanding of pain medications available, opioid conversion, and injection therapies (MK4)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Observation)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status; 3rd years may be allowed during the last two months of the year

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 80% Clinical; 10% Lecture/Seminar; 10% Library/Research

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Belinda Sanborn, Elective Coordinator (bmsanbor@iu.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH Students should contact Belinda Sanborn (bmsanbor@iu.edu) if interested in enrolling in this course.

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None