Medical Student Rotation

The department of Anesthesiology and division of pain management is pleased to offer a pain management elective for 4th year medical students interested in learning about the management of chronic and acute pain. The elective is a 4 week rotation with weekly rotations with our acute pain service, chronic pain service, outpatient pain psychologist, and physical therapy program.

During your acute pain service week, you will be intimately involved in the management of perioperative pain patients. Your week on the chronic outpatient pain management service will provide you with exposure to our interdisciplinary management of chronic pain including but not limited to interventional and pharmacological pain management. A week will be spent with our pain management psychologist where you will learn about behavioral modification techniques used for the management chronic pain.  You will also have an opportunity to participate in our outpatient group therapy program and visit our physical therapy facility to learn about rehabilitation for chronic pain patients.

For further inquiries or to enroll in the elective, please contact Folasade Oladapo, MD, at or the Washington University registrar’s office at