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Pain Center Education Resources


The institutions below offer preceptor or fellowship programs for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other heath professionals. Some of the programs include end-of-life symptom management. This list is by no means inclusive. Also, programs and contact persons may change from year to year.

Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital
410 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 293-6040
Contact Program Director, Costantino Benedetti, MD required for this scholarship program in pain and symptom control

Beth Israel Hospital
330 Brookline Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 667-8000, contact person: Kathy Horvath
Preceptorship is arranged for individual request; acute, chronic nonmalignant, and/or cancer pain content tailored to meet participant’s needs; intended for nurses, pharmacists, and physicians. 

Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care
Beth Israel Medical Center
Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Chairman
First Avenue at 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 844-1472, FAX: (212) 844-1464
Fellows participate in clinical investigations and educational initiatives developed through the Institute for Education and Research in Pain and Palliative Care.
City of Hope National Medical Center
1500 East Duarte Rd.
Duarte, CA 91010-3012
(626) 359-8111 X62825; contact: Betty Ferrell, RN, PhD, FAAN

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Director of Palliative Care Services
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
(216) 444-7793, FAX: (216) 444-9464
Contact Program Director, T. Declan Walsh, MD for the visiting scholars program

Fox Chase Cancer Center
7701 Burholme Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111
(215) 728-3009,
Contact: Karen Davis Preceptorship is arranged upon individual request; cancer pain content tailored to meet participant’s needs; time is spent with entire health care team in both inpatient and outpatient settings, Open to nurses, pharmacists, and physicians.

Johns Hopkins University
Department of Neurology
600 Wolfe Street, Meyer 6-109
Baltimore, MD 21205
(410) 955-3730
Contact: Justin McArthur, MPH, Director Program offers physicians, nurses, and pharmacists training to treat and manage HIV-related peripheral nerve pain.

Mayo St. Luke’s Hospital
Anesthesia Department and Training and Education Department
4201 Belfort Road
Jacksonville, FL 32224
(904) 296-3712 or (904) 953-8807

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Division of Anesthesiology
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 794-5362, FAX: (713) 794-4590
Contact Suresh Reddy, MD Experiential learning at bedside; clinical rounds; journal club; case-based small group discussions; lectures

Medical College of Wisconsin
Palliative Care Nurse Preceptorship Program
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 257-6117
This 3 day clinical & didactic program focuses on pain and symptom management.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Pain and Palliative Care Service
Department of Neurology
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021
(212) 639-7918, FAX: (212) 717-3081
Contact: Nessa Coyle, RN, MS Must be a master’s prepared nurses for this year long nurse fellowship in pain and palliative care.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Pain & Palliative Care Service
Department of Neurology
1275 York Avenue, Box 52
New York, NY 10021
FAX: (212) 717-3081
Contact: Dr. Kathleen Foley, Chief Officer Must be a Board-eligible/Board- certified physicians for pain and palliative care fellowship. This one or two year position offers comprehensive training in pain management and palliative care. Will participate in clinical investigations of neuro- oncologic pain syndromes, the pharmacology of opioid analgesics and quality of life.

Mercy Hospital Medical Center
Pain Management Services
400 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50314-1101
(515) 247-3172 or (515) 247-3239

Schumpert Medical Center
One St. Mary Place
Shreveport, LA 71101
(318) 681-4802
2-4 day internships for nurses responsible for improving pain in the hospital setting. Clinical and didactic content focuses primarily on acute pain management: how to establish an acute pain team or service, how to develop a PRN program, as well as opportunities to interface with pain service staff, pharmacy, PRN nurses and bedside nursing staff, and patients.

University of Utah School of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
50 North Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 581-3622, FAX: (801) 581-4367
Contact Edith Bautista, MD Fellowship is accredited by Committee for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities CARF).