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Anesthesia fellowship - VMFH

Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine

Since its formation in 1947, Virginia Mason's Department of Anesthesiology has nurtured and innovated the practice of regional anesthesia. Formalized in 1981, the fellowship in regional anesthesia — now regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine — is one of the oldest fellowships of its kind in the nation. Our fellows are immersed in a culture of patient safety and continual quality improvement based on the Virginia Mason Production System (VMPS), a nationally recognized management system that improves patient safety and eliminates waste. Proud of our traditions, we look to the future with the following mission: We will provide the finest quality, safety and cost-effective care for our patients during the perioperative period. We will educate and develop physicians and leaders in anesthesia, perioperative and pain medicine. We will generate cutting-edge, evidence-based innovation with emphasis on regional anesthesia’s contribution to multi-modal acute pain management.

Program Aims:

  • To promote a collegial environment of inquiry that encourages learning across disciplines
  • To advance patient care by graduating safe, competent consultants in regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine who are ready to be ambassadors of safety and quality in our field

Application Process:

The Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine fellowship participates in the SF Match.

Learn more about the process to apply.

Our interviewing season runs from January to March. At this time the interviews will be conducted via remote video conferencing.

We look forward to sharing more information about our program with you and learning more about your interests in Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine.

Application Documents:

  • CAS Application
  • Complete Personal Info form
  • Required Supplemental form (submission required)
  • Personal Statement
  • CV
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • Medical Diploma
  • USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3/COMLEX 1, 2 and 3 or equivalent transcripts
  • Three (3) Letters of Reference *
  • ECFMG (applicable to International Medical Graduate)

* One letter should be from the training program director. The other two letters should be from objective physicians. (i.e., not relatives or family friends) who have direct personal knowledge of your skills and ethics.

Please direct any inquiries regarding the program at Virginia Mason to:

Raymond S. Joseph, Jr., MD
Program Director
Department of Anesthesiology
Virginia Mason
P.O. Box 900 M.S. B2-AN
Seattle, WA 98111