American Board of Anesthesiology
Certification in Anesthesiology: Pain Medicine
4101 Lake Boone Trail, The Summit, Suite 410, Raleigh NC 27607-7506
Pain medicine is the medical discipline concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of the entire range of painful disorders. Because of the vast scope of the field, pain medicine is a multidisciplinary subspecialty. The expertise of several disciplines is brought together in an effort to provide the maximum benefit to each patient. Although the care of patients is heavily influenced by the primary specialty of physicians who subspecialize in pain medicine, each member of the pain treatment team understands the anatomical and physiological basis of pain perception, the psychological factors that modify the pain experience, and the basic principles of pain medicine.
Work Experience Required? YesOral or Written Exam Required? Yes Renewal Required? Every 7 Year(s) Renew through Re-Examination? YesDoes applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? No