Training & Education

We offer a three-year master program and a one-year certificate program in Pain Medicine. The Pain Medicine certificate is seven courses, all of them included in the Master Program.

For those non-clinician students, we offer a one-year Pain Science certificate of eight courses.

The Pain Science minor offers undergraduate students an opportunity to explore the rich interactions of mind, body and society within the context of a prominent healthcare issue. The minor requires a minimum of 16 units.

Message from the Chair

We believe that a strong educational background will enhance the practice of any clinician that deals with patients with pain

Steven H. Richeimer, MD,
Professor Of Clinical Anesthesiology and Psychiatry & the Behavioral Sciences

Thank you for considering Keck School of Medicine of USC for your graduate education needs. This is an exciting step and we look forward to meeting you. To get started with your application, please email We will provide you with more information to help guide you through the application process.