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Shared Educational Resources - Pain Medicine Program

I. Purpose of Policy

The purpose of this policy is to delineate how the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) oversees the educational resources committed to the Pain Medicine fellowship program and ensures the cooperation of all the involved disciplines.


II. Policy Scope

This policy applies to the Designated Institutional Official (DIO) and GMEC at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H).


III. Definitions

Designated Institutional Official (DIO): The individual in a sponsoring institution who has the authority and responsibility for all of the Accreditation for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)- accredited Graduate Medical Education programs.


IV. Policy Statement

  • The D-H Pain Medicine fellowship is a multidisciplinary training program which accepts applicants that have completed residency training in anesthesiology, neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, or psychiatry.
  • The Program Multidisciplinary Committee for Pain Medicine, which includes representatives from all involved disciplines, provides program-level oversight of the collaborative training effort.
  • The GMEC is ultimately responsible for ensuring cooperation amongst the disciplines involved in the training program, including oversight of the Program Multidisciplinary Committee.
  • D-H has a singular Pain Medicine program, as per ACGME program requirements.

V. References

Specialty Specific Program Requirements (2015-2016). Retrieved from


D-H Policy ID: 14898