Pain Medicine Fellowship

Pain Management Fellowship @ largest pain hospital

About Fellowship Program

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Pain Management Fellowship at Daradia

Daradia has started world's largest dedicated pain management hospital.

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. Most of the practicing pain physicians around the world came at Daradia for pain management fellowship and courses. Approx 1500 physicians participated at different courses & workshops.

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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, knee pain, shoulder pain, 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, you have to contribute to this specialty with new researches. Use our infrastructure & do research during your pain management fellowship

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How to at join Pain Fellowship


Pain management fellowship

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

Entrance exam

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Apply with filling the form below. For Aesculap Academy affiliated one year pain medicine fellowship appear for online exam. If eligible, we shall send exam link.


pain management fellowship

If you pass online exam, appear for interview to join Aesculap Academy one year pain medicine fellowship. Interview date will be intimated.


Pain management fellowship course

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

Direct Admission

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One can opt for 3 contact programs, or one year full residential program.

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, pain management fellowship participants will be teaching juniors, taking lectures, and 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

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 & Type of Programs

I. Residential program:

Here candidate stays for one year with a leave of 20 days in a year.

One year pain medicine fellowship: One doctor will be taken 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 through Aesculap Academy. There will be online exam and candidates must appear for interview.

II. 3 contact program:

Here candidate stays for 6 weeks in 2/3 occasions and complete study at home, sees patients at his own clinic/hospital. They practice what is learnt at contact time, maintain logbook and appear for final exam.

Indian candidates for 3 contact program need to attend 3 times. International candidates can spend 6 weeks in 2 or 3 visits. Reading materials will be provided and need to be completed at home. 


Accommodation is available at hostel with applicable charges.

Fellowship Curriculum (both residential & 3 contact program)

In pain management fellowship curriculum, clinical diagnosis has been stressed. 

Topics to be completed in first 6 months:

I. Clinical Methods in Pain Medicine

History and clinical examination

Assessment of pain

Examination of patients of low back pain

Examination of patients of knee pain

Examination of patients of shoulder pain

Examination of patients of headache & neck pain

Examination of patients of generalised pain

Examination of patients of cancer pain

II.Non pharmacological management of pain

Physical therapies and rehabilitation 

Vocational assessment and management

III.Psychological evaluation and therapy

Use of diagnostic tests

Collection & evaluation of data from interview and standard forms

Comprehensive psychological assessment

Treatment options

Individual, group and family psychotherapy

Cognitive-behavioural therapies

Biofeedback and relaxation techniques


IV Pharmacotherapy

Local anaesthetics








Other drugs and various routes of administration

V. Interventional procedures

Interventions of lumbosacral region

Peripheral joint and soft tissue injections

VI. Regional pain syndrome

Low back pain

Extremity pain syndromes

Topics to be covered in 2nd 6 months

I. Specific types of painful conditions

Post-operative pain

Post trauma pain

Cancer Pain, including issues of death and dying, palliative care and hospice

Pain associated with nervous system injuries – CRPS

Pain associated with chronic disease

Pain of unknown aetiology

Pain in children

Pain in elderly

Regional pain syndromes


Facial pain syndrome

Neck and upper back pain

Thoracic and abdominal pain

Pelvic and perineal pain

Interventional Pain Management

Interventions & nerve blocks in head and neck

Interventions & nerve blocks in cervical and thoracic region

Advanced pain therapies – Intradiscal procedures, epiduroscopy, spinal cord stimulators, intrathecal implants etc.

General instructions for both programs:

Log book is mandatory, to be submitted before final exam.

One research article manuscript must be submitted before exam.

There should be a record of OP/IP consultation participation

In this pain medicine fellowship, there should be details of participation in academic programme like seminars, symposia, clinical meetings.

There should be record of bed side demonstrations

Teaching others and taking classes should be documented

Any special duty or event managed should be documented

In this pain management course, there should be details of procedure observed, assisted and performed. The candidate must have performed at least 50 interventions during his academic year.

The log book is to be filled regularly by the candidate

The entries need to be endorsed by the concerned consultant

On the completion of the course by the candidate, this log book shall be deposited in the department for future reference

Other details of 3 contact program

3 contact program starts with a regular 2 weeks course where basics are covered. 

At the middle of the year (dates will be notified) participant should join 5 days' advanced course and stay another 1-2 week/s. They should finalize research topic and deliver basic lectures at other courses too. 


At the end participant should come for 2 weeks, furnish logbook, submit dissertation, deliver lectures on advanced topic as instructor/faculty and appear for final examination.

Admission/Registration Fee & Certification

150,000 INR plus GST for Indian participants.

7800 USD plus GST for International participants. 

Course fee do not include accommodation & food.

Final exam will be conducted at the end of one year. Aesculap Academy certificate will be provided on successful completion.

This one year fellowship is affiliated with Aesculap Academy.

What a Health Minister from South Africa says about us?

Benny Malakoane, health minister of free state of South Africa joined joined 2 weeks' pain management fellowship at Daradia: The Pain Clinic. He says that any doctor must join classes by Gautam Das at pain management fellowship at Daradia, otherwise he will miss something very important in his life.

Apply online for Fellowship

Application for Pain Medicine Fellowship (3 contact program)

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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