Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine is an immediately recognised hallmark of a specialist of the highest professional standing. It is a symbol that the holder not only meets the requirements for admission to Fellowship, but also remains a member in good standing with a professional organisation that has the highest aspirations for safe and high quality patient care.



The Faculty has designed the FFPMANZCA logo, incorporating the FPM logo and the words "Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists" for use by all Fellows of the Faculty. To access the logo and resources (pasword protected), click here.



Admission to fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine is by training and examination, election or honorary fellowship.


Fellowship fees and concession categories can be viewed here.


Continuing professional development

Since the beginning of 2004, it has been mandatory for all Fellows of the Faculty of Pain Medicine to participate in a continuing professional development program. Fellows can complete the program of either their primary specialty College and/or through ANZCA.


In order to comply with standards and criteria, each year the Faculty CDP officer will conduct a five per cent audit of Fellows requesting confirmation of their participation.


The ANZCA/FPM Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program has been devised to promote and implement proven and accepted educational standards, strategies and tools to assist Fellows to plan and participate in professional activities that meet their learning needs to improve their practice.


The Faculty’s commitment to continuing professional development will be shown by the participation of Fellows in its various programs.


Supervisors of training

Supervisors of training (SoTs) are the Faculty's representatives with respect to training in units accredited by the faculty. Supervisors of training are Fellows of the Faculty nominated by the director of an approved unit.


Appointments are made upon the recommendation of the Education and Training Committee and ratified by the Faculty of Pain Medicine Board. Appointments are for an initial term of three years. Supervisors are eligible for reappointment by the board. The supervisor shall not be the director of the unit unless circumstances are exceptional.


List of Fellows

The Faculty publishes a list of Fellows on the website, which includes only those who have given their consent. 


Positions available

From time to time the Faculty receives notification of positions available for trainees and pain medicine specialists which we place on the website for the convenience of our members.


Mentoring Facility

Pain medicine trainees and Fellows identified a need for mentoring during their training period and early post fellowship years. Mentoring is a voluntary relationship, typically between an experienced person and a more junior colleague. It enables the current and next generations of pain physicians to meet and share ideas, thoughts and experiences.

A mentoring database is now available to facilitate FPM fellows and trainees to engage with suitable mentors by listing their location, interest and specialty areas. For further information please click here.


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