The Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship Directors Group develops and maintains guidelines for fellowship training in the subspecialty. These guidelines update the original guidelines that were published in 2005. The guidelines address 3 major topic areas: organization and resources, the educational program, and the evaluation process.
From the Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA.
Accepted for publication December 24, 2010.
Address correspondence to: Joseph M. Neal, MD, Department of Anesthesiology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave (B2-AN), Seattle, WA 98101 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
James P. Rathmell, MD, served as acting editor-in-chief for this article.
The Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship Directors Group collaboratively developed and approved the content of these guidelines.
Mary J. Hargett, BS, Sandra L. Kopp, MD, Gregory A. Liguori, MD, Joseph M. Neal, MD, and Robert S. Weller, MD wrote the manuscript.
Financial support was provided by the Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY.
The authors have no conflicts of interest to report.