Pain Medicine Fellowship at Daradia

About Fellowship Program

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Pain Management Fellowship at Daradia

We received "Excellence in Pain Practice" award by World Institute of Pain for pain practice & training of physicians.

We are running pain management courses since 2007. We run two pain management fellowship programs, one pain medicine fellowship is affiliated with Indian Academy of Pain Medicine & other is affiliated with Aesculap Academy.

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Wide Clinical Exposure

Get oriented with thousands of different types of patients suffering from chronic pain, neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, slipped disc, cancer pain, trigeminal neuralgia, headache, arthritis, spondylosis etc. Our pain management courses are rated high for exposure to wide variety of chronic pain.

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Scope of Research

Integral part pain medicine fellowship program is research. Not just learning, contribute to this specialty with unique researches. Use our infrastructure to do research during your pain management fellowship

How to at join Pain Fellowship


Pain management fellowship at Daradia: The Pain Clinic

Candidate must be MD/DNB in any of the allied specialty like anesthesia, orthopedics, physical medicine  etc.


Pain management fellowship course

Apply online through website. Submit qualification, experience, recommendation letter from head of organization.

Entrance exam

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For Aesculap Academy affiliated one year fellowship appear for online exam. Once you are ready, request us for online exam link. 


interview for pain management fellowship examination

If you pass online exam, appear for interview if you wish to join Aesculap Academy one year pain medicine fellowship.

Direct Admission

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Those who opt for 3 contact programs, can take admission directly without any entrance exam or interview. It is applicable for both Indians & International participants.

Fellowship Program Overview

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Place of work

Clinical exposure will be at Daradia: The Pain Clinic. Phoenix Hospital & Medica Superspeciality Hospital. Exposure to clinical evaluation & diagnosis will be there to plan management. The will also be most types of basic and advanced interventions. interventions 

Inpatients service

Some patients will need admission and fellows will be exposed managing inpatients also. Acute pain and postoperative pain will also be covered.

Didactic lectures

There will be didactic lectures to covers basic and advanced pain procedures, Anatomy, pathophysiology & management of different painful conditions.


Fellows will be exposed to research & publications. They will design study, familiar with statistical analysis and will be writing manuscripts. 

Scope of teaching

After few months, fellows will be teaching juniors, taking lectures, become an instructor at workshop.


Fellows will be maintaining log book, completing a research project and will publish few case reports during their tenure. All will be evaluated along with final written & practical examination. 

Feedback from Participants

Watch the review and feedback from doctors who participated pain medicine fellowship and courses at Daradia: The Pain Clinic

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Pain Fellowship Curriculum

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Scope of Fellowship

 This pain medicine fellowship is a  period of specialised postgraduate training for clinicians which will enable them to properly asses & manage patients with different types chronic pain and to understand the sciences of practice of pain management.  

Duration & Time

One year pain medicine fellowship: One doctor will be taken in January through Indian Academy of Pain Medicine.  There will be entrance exam and selection will be by IAPM by merit cum choice basis. 

Another doctor will be taken in July through Aesculap Academy. There will be no entrance exam for second, but candidates must appear for interview.

Indian candidates for residential program must be there for one year with a leave of 20 days maximum. 

Indian candidates for 3 contact program need to attend 3 times with an exit exam. 

International candidates can spend 6 weeks in 2-3 visits. Rest of the curriculum can be completed online. 


Indian residential participants will get stipend of Rs. 30,000 per month & free hostel facilities (room sharing). They need to perform duties both at outpatients and inpatients dept under supervision of seniors as per schedule that will be provided to them.

No stipends for contact programs & international participants, but free hostel will also be provided to them.

Fellowship Curriculum

 In pain fellowship curriculum, medical diagnosis and therapy has been stressed. 
Clinical diagnosis and therapy

  1. History and clinical examination
  2. Assessment of pain
  3. Physical therapies and rehabilitation 
  4. Vocational assessment and management
  5. Participation in multidisciplinary assessment and treatment
  6. Interventional procedures
  7. Regional anaesthesia and nerve blocks
  8. Minor Surgical procedures
  9. Other procedures which may be appropriate to the fellow’s training

Psychological evaluation and therapy

  1. Use of diagnostic tests
  2. Collection & evaluation of data from interview and standard forms
  3. Comprehensive psychological assessment
  4. Treatment options
  5. Individual, group and family psychotherapy
  6. Cognitive-behavioural therapies
  7. Biofeedback and relaxation techniques
  8. Hypnotherapy


  1. Local anaesthetics
  2. Opioids
  3. Analgesics
  4. Non-narcotic
  5. Adjuvants
  6. Antidepressants
  7. Sedative-hypnotics
  8. Benzodiazepines
  9. Other drugs and various routes of administration

Specific types of painful conditions

  1. Post-operative pain
  2. Post trauma pain
  3. Cancer Pain, including issues of death and dying, palliative care and hospice
  4. Pain associated with nervous system injuries – CRPS
  5. Pain associated with chronic disease
  6. Pain of unknown aetiology
  7. Pain in children
  8. Pain in elderly

Regional pain syndromes

  1. Headache
  2. Facial pain syndrome
  3. Neck and upper back pain
  4. Low back pain
  5. Extremity pain syndromes
  6. Thoracic and abdominal pain
  7. Pelvic and perineal pain

Interventional Pain Management

  1. Interventions & nerve blocks in head and neck
  2. Interventions & nerve blocks in trunk
  3. Interventions & nerve blocks in extremities
  4. Advanced pain therapies – Intradiscal procedures, epiduroscopy, spinal cord stimulators, intrathecal implants etc.

Other topics

  1. Radiology
  2. Physiotherapy
  3. Rehabilitation
  4. Alternative therapies
  5. Palliative care and end of life issues

Seminars and journal clubsThe seminars and journal clubs should be conducted at weekly intervals either of them.Log bookMandatory, to be submitted along with thesis

  1. There should be a record of OP/IP Consultation participation
  2. There should be details of participation in academic programme like seminars, symposia, clinical meetings and journal clubs
  3. There should be record of bed side demonstrations
  4. Teaching other postgraduates, nurses etc should be documented
  5. Any special duty or event managed should be documented
  6. There should be details of procedure observed, assisted and performed. The candidate must have performed at least 50 interventions during his academic year.
  7. If the unit is running acute pain service, the details of patients handled must be mentioned.
  8. The log book is to be filled regularly by the candidate
  9. The entries need to be endorsed by the concerned consultant
  10. On the completion of the course by the candidate, this log book shall be deposited in the department for future reference

Project & Certification

The project should be submitted three months before examination. The examination should involve theory and practical examinations (involving 1 long case, 2 short cases and table viva). Those securing more than 50% of marks will be awarded Fellowship in Pain Management.   

Admission & Registration Fee

20,000 INR for Indians for residential program

150,000 INR for Indians for 3 contact program

7800 USD for International participants for either program

Apply online for Fellowship

Online application for Pain Medicine Fellowship

Seats are available for 1 year fellowship with 3 contact program

Residential fellowship seats are full for current session. Next residential fellowship program will start from July '18, apply from 1st June 2018.

Daradia: The Pain Clinic

Concord Tower, 2nd Floor, 92/2A Bidhan Nagar Road, Ultadanga, Kolkata, WB 700067, INDIA



Monday - Saturday: 8am - 2pm

Sunday: Closed