Didactic events include small-group Board-oriented lectures (with review questions), morbidity and mortality conferences, physical examination practice sessions, journal club discussions and multidisciplinary case conferences. We have approximately 1-3 hours of didactics per week. The curriculum includes all ACGME-required topics plus didactics that focus on epidemiology and research preparation, research study design, Pain Medicine Board preparation, pain practice business preparation, and billing/coding just to name a few. Our curriculum, overall, is highly innovative and structured and well prepares graduates for both Board certification and practical knowledge and expertise.