Maged Hamza M.D
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at VCU is proud to direct
the institution’s first and only multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship that
is fully accredited by the American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
The accreditation ensures a superior and multidisciplinary rigorous integrated training.
This is a very stringent program that will blend formal didactic lectures, monthly
morbidity and morbidity conferences, and monthly journal clubs.
Through the rotations of the training, the fellow will acquire the critical and
necessary skills for the overall comprehensive treatment of painful disorders due
to spine and non-spine origins.
This encompasses accurate diagnosis, pharmacologic management, advanced interventional
technique, and cutting edge implant therapy.
An integral part of our training program is participating and conducting meaningful
and impacting research.
For acceptance to PM&R Pain Management Fellowship you must have 3 years prior training
from an ACGME accredited residency program.
- Letter of interest – Include background information about yourself; why you
have chosen Pain Management and what you plan to do after completing the fellowship.
Also we would like to know your special interests so we can include appropriate
faculty among your interviews.
- GME Application – The link to Graduate Medical Education Office application
is provided on this web page. Please be sure to complete all requested information
including a photo and USMLE scores.
- Three letters of recommendation – All letters of recommendation must be addressed
to Dr. Maged Hamza, Program Director. One letter must be from your Program Director
and the letter should also, include your graduation date. You must be in good
standing with your program and all letters must be received
by the application deadline, June 30th of each year.
- Licensing - All accepted applicants must either be licensed or eligible
to be licensed. All 3 USMLE board exams must be passed. If you have a
license to practice medicine in Virginia please provide a copy, along with your
- $50.00 NONREFUNDALE application fee. The check must be enclosed with the
GME application and should be made payable to MCVP PM&R. Your application will
not be processed without the application fee.
- If you are a foreign medical graduate you must enclose copies of a notarized ECFMG certificate,
notarized medical school diploma and notarized English translation.
- We can only consider applicants who are United State citizens or those who have
a permanent or J1 Visa at the time of application. Please send a photocopy
of your Permanent Residency Card or J-1 (front and back) if you are not a citizen
of the US. H-1 Visa will not be considered.
Links for Pain Fellowship and application (PDF) are on the left.
Your application and documents will not be accepted by e-mail or fax.
Please forward your application and documents by mail to Faye Richardson,
Program Coordinator at the address below.
If you have questions regarding the application process, contact Faye Richardson,
firstname.lastname@example.org or 804- 828-8693.
Program related questions should be directed to Dr. Maged Hamza
Fellowship Program Coordinator
The above material should be mail to:
Faye Richardson, Program Coordinator
PM&R Pain Fellowship
1223 E. Marshall St, 4th Fl,
P.O. Box 980677
Richmond, VA 23298-0677
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