Objectives of Training in the Subspeciality of Pain Medicine — Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Upon completion of training, a resident is expected to be a competent specialist in Pain Medicine capable of assuming a consultant’s role in the specialty. The resident must acquire a working knowledge of the theoretical basis of the specialty, including its foundations in the basic medical sciences and research.
Candidates certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Royal College) in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, or Rheumatology are eligible for certification in Pain Medicine. In addition, entry from the following Royal College accredited disciplines is possible in exceptional cases, with the approval of the Specialty Committee in Pain Medicine: Medical Oncology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, or Palliative Medicine.
Residents must demonstrate the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes for effective patient-centered care and service to a diverse population. In all aspects of specialist practice, the graduate must be able to address issues of gender, sexual orientation, age, culture, ethnicity and ethics in a professional manner.
Royal College Objectives of Training
[Objectives of Training in the Subspeciality of Pain Medicine] (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada,
An integral component of the Pain Medicine Residency program is the lecture series. Attached is a sample from Western University's Pain Medicine Residency's lecture series. This will not necessarily be the same for every program, however potential trainees having an interest will be able to acquire an idea of the breadth and depth of the teaching sessions and topics covered.
Western University Pain Medicine Residency
[Western University Pain Medicine Residency Lecture Series 2013 - 2015]