IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 02ZR702 — PAIN MANAGEMENT


Students will gain significant outpatient experience in the diagnosis and treatment of various painful conditions. Time will be divided between the outpatient clinical setting and fluoroscopically guided procedures. In the clinical setting, there will be extensive exposure to diagnosis and treatment options with a strong emphasis on interventional procedures. Students will become familiar with the intricacies of medication management and monitoring as well. From a procedural standpoint, students will assist with a wide variety of spinal procedures including, but not limited to cervical/thoracic/lumbar epidurals, intra-articular facet steroid injections/radio frequency ablation, spinal cord stimulator trial lead placement, kyphoplasty, and other peripheral joint injections. There will be one-on-one interaction with the faculty throughout the elective. Student will be in outpatient clinic Monday-Thursday 8am-4pm and Friday from 8am-12. Students will have the option of 1/2 day/ week landmark articles in pain care, and to learn the prescribing guidelines and all legal implications.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu)

Director: Daniel C. Roth, D.O.

Campus: Fort Wayne

Location: Dupont Hospital (Fort Wayne)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Develop a comprehensive understanding of the complete biopsychosocial approach to pain management (MK7)
  • 2) Identify when to treat patients with medications, interventional care, and surgery (MK4)
  • 3) Interpret urine drug screens and monitoring (PC3)
  • Additional specific objectives to be provided to students upon entering the rotation.


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Student will be assessed by attending physician and other providers (P.A/N.P); Assessment will be completed by Dr. Roth There will be a written exam that is at the end of the rotation. It's approximately 20 questions, pass/fail, most are usmle board exam questions that apply to musculoskeletal, neuroanatomy and pharmacology systems. Some of them are things I consider very important for them to know. Like the Indians prescribing guidelines, how to interpret a urine drug test, etc).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 45-45

Time Distribution: 85% Clinical, 10% Library/Research, 5% Lecture/Seminar

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All Fort Wayne electives must go thru the Fort Wayne campus coordinators. For Family Medicine electives contact the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program at 260-422-6573. All others contact Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu or 260-481-0224) or Gina Bailey (gibailey@iupui.edu or 260-481-6731).

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes

Skills Description: There will be one-on-one interaction with the faculty, Physicians Assistants, and Nurse Practioners throughout the elective.

Service Learning Included: None