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Managing complex, chronic pain in today�s environment can be challenging. This one-month rotation is designed to expose the student to a variety of patients dealing with both acute and chronic pain conditions. The student will learn to recognize, diagnose, and treat both acute and chronic issue in an outpatient setting.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu)

Director: Gene Grove, M.D.

Campus: South Bend

Location: Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance Outpatient Clinics and Ambulatory Surgical Center and Elkhart General Hospital (Elkhart)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Describe the patho-physiology of acute and chronic pain (MK3)
  • 2) Manage acute pain (PC1)
  • 3) Formulate a treatment plan for chronic pain (PC3)
  • 4) Participate in the management of surgical anesthesia (PC1)
  • 5) Do pre- and post-surgical assessments (PC3)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (The assessment methods include faculty observation of participation in patient cases and pre-post-surgical assessments. Students will be asked to give oral presentations on patho-physiology objectives and management and treatment plans for patients. The assessment will be conducted by the course director).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical; 10% Lecture/Seminar

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All South Bend electives must go thru the South Bend campus coordinator. Contact Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu or 574-631-1870)

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None