• RAPM:  Dr Anna Weiss               
  • Posts available per year:  1+
  • Advertising:  In region (advertise externally if no local interest)
  • Application & Interview process:  Formal application & interview process

Advanced Pain Training posts are advertised annually through Peninsula Postgraduate Medical Education.  Funding is ring-fenced for a single whole time equivalent advanced training post.  Individual arrangements for a further trainee may be considered.  

Most Advanced Pain Trainees have developed an interest long before they apply for an Advanced Training Post and often state an interest during their intermediate training.   All hospitals in the region have arrangements for modular training at intermediate level and offer a broad training experience to aid career choices.

Advanced Pain Training is shared between the region’s tertiary centre (Plymouth) and a training centre of choice (Exeter, Torbay and Truro).  This allows for a broad training covering the Advanced Pain curriculum and for trainees to gain hands on experience of all aspects of pain medicine, including pain management, neuromodulation and various pain service MDTs, including palliative care.

There is opportunity for research within the School of Anaesthesia research initiative and through individual pain management clinicians. Involvement in QI, teaching and management is supported by all units.

Appointment is via a competitive interview process arranged by Peninsula Postgraduate Medical Education typically 5 months before the anticipated start date of August.  Individual requirements can be considered if trainees have to commence Advanced Pain Training at a different point in the training year.