Acceptance Process

At the conclusion of all personal interviews, the Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship (ASPMF) Council will determine which applicants will be accepted. The Director of the ASPMF will send acceptance letters to those selected for admission. In the acceptance letter, each selected applicant will be given ten (10) business days in which to respond and the deadline will be stated in the acceptance letter. If an applicant chooses to accept the offered position in the upcoming class, they must submit the Non-Refundable Deposit to MTSA with an acceptance response by the stated deadline. After the stated deadline, if the Non-Refundable Deposit has not been received at MTSA, the applicant will forfeit the offered position in the upcoming class, and MTSA may then offer the vacant position to an alternate applicant.

After accepting a position in the upcoming class, if an accepted applicant changes his mind and decides at a later date to decline acceptance into the program at MTSA for any reason, the Non-Refundable Deposit will not be refunded.

If accepted to the ASPMF or DUAL program, MTSA will complete a background check on the applicant before entry into the program.

Waiting List Acceptance

Applicants not selected by the Fellowship Council during the interview process can be offered a waiting list position in which they could be called upon for admission should a vacancy occur in the currently accepted class. Applicants placed on the waiting list will be accepted into the next class cohort if a deposit is made 30 days prior to the next application cycle ending period.


Applicants will be notified in writing after the Fellowship Council selection process and would be eligible to apply to future Fellowship classes.