What Is Interventional Pain Management?
Interventional pain management, often referred to as IPM, is a specialized medical discipline aimed at diagnosing and treating pain-related disorders. This field takes a comprehensive approach, involving a team of healthcare professionals working together to offer a wide range of treatments and services to individuals suffering from acute or chronic pain. The primary objectives of interventional pain management are to alleviate, mitigate, or manage pain and enhance the overall quality of life for patients, all through minimally invasive techniques tailored to address painful conditions. It also strives to help patients regain their regular activities without relying heavily on medications.
Interventional Pain Management Certification From ABPS
Recently, the Board of Certification in Anesthesiology (BCA), a Member Board of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), introduced a new certification program in interventional pain management. This nationally recognized certification attests to a physician’s expertise in this specialty and the physician’s dedication to upholding the ABPS Medical Code of Ethics.
To be eligible for initial board certification in interventional pain management, applicants must first meet the general requirements set by the ABPS. These include graduating from a recognized U.S., Canadian, or international allopathic or osteopathic college of medicine and holding a valid and unrestricted medical license in the United States, its territories, or Canada.
The interventional pain management certification offered by the BCA has its own eligibility requirement, which includes:
- Completion of an Anesthesiology residency program approved by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).
- Holding current certification in Anesthesiology through ABMS, ABPS, or AOA, and actively practicing interventional pain management for a minimum of two years, or having completed an ACGME-accredited fellowship in Pain Management or Regional Anesthesia.
- Submission of a procedure ledger detailing the types and number of procedures performed in the twelve months before the application.
- Providing a current curriculum vitae outlining medical school, earned degrees, and work experience in chronological order.
- Submitting two letters of recommendation from Diplomates of an ABPS, ABMS, AOA, RCPSC, or CFPC board of certification.
For more details about physician board certification in interventional pain management through the BCA, contact the ABPS today.