Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship 

MTSA & AANA. Partnering to Make A Difference in Acute Pain Management

Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia, in partnership with American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), now provides certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA) with a convenient and innovative approach to advance their career in pain management.

This unique post-graduate fellowship utilizes evidence based knowledge to provide a clinically oriented multidisciplinary training environment for the comprehensive treatment of acute surgical pain. Fellows will learn advanced techniques for managing patients’ acute post-surgical pain through hands-on ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia (USGRA) training, online discussions and coursework, as well as clinical opportunities with mentors experienced in acute surgical pain management.

Topics of Study Include:

  • Legal, ethical, and professional issues related to acute surgical pain management
  • Psychosocial, spiritual and cultural dimensions of acute surgical pain
  • Non-allopathic considerations for acute surgical pain management
  • Physiological aspects of pain
  • Assessment and evaluation of the patient with acute surgical pain
  • Pharmacogenetics, dynamics, and kinetics related to acute surgical pain management
  • Technical interventions for the management of acute pain
  • Foundations of initiating an acute pain service
  • Business fundamentals in acute pain management

12-Month Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship Program

To be admitted, you must be a CRNA holding an active, unencumbered license. Completion of a basic and advanced-cadaveric USGRA workshop is required prior to enrollment in the program.


  • Application period:  October 1, 2017 – December 1, 2017
  • First course:  January 8, 2018
  • FAQs

Start the admission process now. Visit MTSA's Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship site for an online application and more information. Call MTSA for information at 888-353-6872 Monday through Thursday, 8am - 6pm CST