Thank you for your interest in fellowship training in Pain Medicine at the Washington University Pain Center, in St. Louis. Our program is open to physicians that have completed a residency program in anesthesiology, PM&R, neurology, emergency medicine, or psychiatry. 

We participate in the NRMP Match. We request that you submit your application as well as your supporting documents  through the ERAS website. 

Fellow applicants for this dynamic, multi-faceted, multidisciplinary pain fellowship program must provide: 

  • Current CV 
  • Medical school transcript
  • MSPE
  • A formal personal statement letter describing your experience, interest, and career goals in pain management 
  • Minimum of three letters of recommendation


What is the timetable for the application process? 

We accept applications beginning Nov. 15 through May 31 in ERAS. Interviews are conducted April – June. All positions will be matched via NRMP. 

How many positions are available each year? 

We have four fully-funded, ACGME-approved positions. All positions will be available to the match. 

Do you accept application from candidates with non-anesthesia training? 

Yes. We accept applications from all specialties. A majority of our fellows specialize in anesthesiology; however, we have accepted fellows who specialize in PM&R and neurology. 

I have additional questions. Who can I talk to? 
For more information, please contact:

Rajiv K. Shah, MD
Director, Anesthesiology Pain Management Fellowship

Jessica Justmann, MD
Director, Pediatric Pain Management

Amira Hodzic
Fellowship Coordinator

All graduate medical education training at the Washington University Medical Center, including the anesthesiology pain management fellowship is sponsored by “The Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education Consortium”. The GME Consortium serves to coordinate GME activities at the WashU Medical Center. Information concerning the GME Consortium, GME training at the WashU Medical Center, the Department of Anesthesiology (including the pain fellowship) can be obtained online.