Program Overview

Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia (MTSA) and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) have partnered to offer a postgraduate Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship (ASPMF). In 2017, MTSA created the nation’s only accredited postgraduate Fellowship in Acute Pain Management, offering advanced education opportunities both clinically and academically through a unique, online delivery mechanism and clinical site agreements.


ASPMF Application Cycles and Deadlines for 2020-2021

Application Cycle Application Deadline Semester Start Date
January 1 – June 30, 2021 June 30, 2021 August 30, 2021
July 1 – November 1, 2021 November 1, 2021 January 3, 2021


Apply Now!


CRNAs = Part of the Solution to a Growing Need

The field of pain management is continually growing. As the baby boom generation ages, increasing numbers of patients will undergo surgery, and CRNAs will be responsible for managing these patients’ acute pain. The AANA/MTSA Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship will equip CRNAs with the necessary knowledge and skill-sets to meet this growing demand. From medical management approaches, such as multimodal therapies and opioid sparing strategies, to advanced interventional techniques, including continuous catheter utilization, CRNAs will acquire the knowledge to treat these patients with confidence and skill. Click To learn more about MTSA’s Mission and History

Interested in the Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship? 

Learn More Here