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Chronic Pain Focus:

Please Note: The Chronic Pain syllabus below is in addition to the all-clerkship syllabus available at the Chronic Care Clerkship Course syllabus page

Chronic Pain Track Expectations:

All students are expected to:

  1. Review neurological and orthopedic standard clinical examinations (especially motor and sensory dermatomes) prior to first clinic session.
  2. Review during the course of the month all lectures, articles and presentations listed below.
  3. Be familiar with Washington State Agency Medical Directors (AMDG) Guidelines ( and be capable of using/downloading the Opioid Dose Calculator from this site.
  4. Attend all required sessions, on time, prepared, and well rested each day wearing UW SOM name tag and appropriate professional attire (white-coat preferred).
  5. Learn and engage with the full range of clinical pain problems and multidisciplinary approaches to diagnose and manage chronic pain available during this month.
  6. Pre-arrange any absences with Pain track faculty coordinator in person or at 206-598-4282.
  7. Communicate any unexpected absences to the Pain track faculty coordinator at 206-598-4282.

Info for Preceptors

Information for clinical preceptors on course goals and clerkship policies, as well as evaluation information and course forms.

Course Schedule

Clerkship Calendar

Chronic Care Didactic Schedules
(not including WWAMI, specific focus, or site meetings).

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