Pain Medicine Anesthesia Curriculum

On the pain management rotation, residents treat inpatients at the UC San Diego Medical Center and outpatients at both the UC San Diego Medical Center and VA Medical Center. The UCSD service deals with postoperative, post-traumatic, and cancer pain, utilizing local anesthetic blocks, intraspinal narcotics, patient-controlled analgesia, neurolytic blocks, and a variety of investigational techniques.

The outpatient clinics provide follow up for former inpatients, as well as a limited entry for patients with chronic pain problems.

You can read about our curriculum here:

To learn more about the rotation, you can view the policies and procedures and a brief introduction presentation here:

The syllabus can be downloaded here:

Online Resources:

- Must be on campus or signed into the network using a VPN or proxy server.

Atlas of pain management injection techniques
Anatomy, technique, and fluoroscopic images of a variety of interventional pain procedures


Essentials of Pain Management
Basic overview of assessment and management of acute and chronic pain


Atlas of Ultrasound-Guided Procedures in Interventional Pain Management
Overview of the use of ultrasound in interventional pain