2024 INTERVENTIONAL SPINE AND MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE (ISMM) FELLOWSHIPS
NASS is the world’s largest spine society representing surgical and non-surgical specialties. There has been a growing demand for well-trained interventional spine and non-surgical musculoskeletal specialists. To address this, NASS developed criteria to officially recognize ISMM fellowship programs that meet a standard of academic and educational rigor agreed upon by the NASS ISMM Fellowship Committee. A core curriculum has been developed to provide high quality, consistent clinical and procedural education for all matriculating trainees.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES NASS ISMM FELLOWSHIPS FROM PAIN FELLOWSHIPS?
The primary focus of NASS-recognized ISMM fellowships is the clinical assessment and treatment of
patients with spine and musculoskeletal conditions. The fellowships are unique from ACGME Pain
Medicine fellowships, which require training in inpatient acute pain management, palliative care,
psychiatry, pediatric pain management, and intubation.