Interventional Pain Management Item Writing Needs

This resource information is only intended for use by registered ABPS subject matter experts.

Updated June 2022

When writing new items, we ask that you focus on areas of greatest need, as indicated by the table below:

Category Number of Items Needed 
1. Principles of Pain 4
2. Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology of Pain 8
3. Evaluation of Pain 24
4. Treatment Plan 47
5. Multimodal and Multispecialty Approach to Pain Management 61
6. Pharmacology 44
7. Procedures 46
8. Medical-legal Issues 8

If you are in need of assistance with your assignment, please contact Certification staff at certification@abpsus.org.

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