Advanced Pain Management and Palliative Care: A traineeship to enhance your practice

The 2017-2018 application cycle is now closed. Please check back for information about the next program offering or sign up for the ASHP Foundation Enews for the latest information.

Optimal management of chronic pain is a critical issue in healthcare. In this five-month, ACPE-accredited educational experience, pharmacists are trained to develop and maintain comprehensive services for patients in pain and those with palliative care needs. Trainees will receive intensive distance and experiential training that prepares them to lead the way to effective and safe pain management.

The program is a tiered educational initiative consisting of a combination of distance education, including self-study and interactive web-based presentations with discussion and onsite experiential training. The distance education curriculum includes two components:
  1. Principles of Pain and Pain Management and
  2. Advanced Pain Topics 
Now Available: The Foundation has made Principles of Pain and Pain Management available through the generosity of our donors at no cost to all pharmacists interested in enhancing their foundational knowledge in this important topic. You do not have to apply for the traineeship to take advantage of Principles of Pain and Pain Management Modules, but only those that have applied to the traineeship will be able to access the Advanced Topics Module. Access this free component now (note that you will be asked to log onto your ASHP account or register a new account).

The traineeship consists of four components:
• Pre-Program, Pain Management Self-Assessment Tool
• Distance Education Program
• 5-day Experiential Program
• Post-Training Requirements, demonstrating advancement and impact

Program Timeline for the 2017-2018 Offering
• Applications available – June 23, 2017
• Scholarship application deadline –  September 12, 2017 (Full Traineeship and Scholarship application)
• Application deadline – October 10, 2017
• Participants announced – November 2017
• Distance education – December 2017 – March 2018
• Experiential training – April/May 2018
Post training requirements – Fall 2018

Tuition Information
The tuition for the Pain Management and Palliative Care Traineeship program is $3,750. Applicants who are accepted into the program can elect to pay their registration fee payment in full or participate in a payment plan.

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