Fellows Education

EDUCARE is a comprehensive suite of education and training programs that support healthcare professionals in the delivery of patient care worldwide.

Boston Scientific provides a series of educational programs for fellows in the use of Spinal Cord Stimulation technology. 

Visit the SCS Learning Institute website to explore courses, access on-demand educational resources, or submit a training request.


Focus on Fellows Website

The Focus on Fellows website is a unique resource dedicated to helping guide your transition from Fellowship to practice.  Learn more at focusonfellows.com.


The following Fellows courses are offered by the SCS Learning Institute: 

Observational Preceptorships

Observational preceptorships include both didactic and observational components in a peer-to-peer setting.

  • Didactic emphasis on SCS technology differences, clinical experience of educator with Precision Spectra™, case studies, mitigating complications
  • Practical observation of office protocol, including patient selection and management
  • Observation of live Precision Spectra cases 

National Cadaver Lab

The National Cadaver Lab accommodates 25-35 fellows from across the nation. Courses include a full-day workshop. National courses have three to five cadaver stations in the practical lab. Each station is led by one faculty with five to six physician attendees per station. Rotations allow for attendees to work with several faculty members throughout the day.   A technology rotation, proctored by a Boston Scientific engineer, is also incorporated into the lab agenda.

Faculty members deliver presentations on various SCS topics including: patient selection, improving patient outcomes, technology overview, managing complications and procedural techniques.  There is also a plastic surgeon dedicated to delivering a presentation on suturing techniques and infection prevention. The plastic surgeon has a dedicated station to teach suturing techniques in the cadaver lab.

Didactic presentations are supplemented with patient case studies.  At the conclusion of the workshop we have a faculty panel to discuss questions and the business side of medicine.   

Program Availability: Saturdays


Phone Consult

An opportunity for a physician to discuss specific questions related to scheduled SCS cases, including questions regarding surgical techniques, lead placement, and successful patient outcomes.

Program Availability: Any day of week, for up to one hour.


SCS Mentorship Program

This unique educational program matches new implanters with experienced educators in a training relationship that spans multiple formats over several months. Participants receive personalized training and guidance from their mentor in distance learning and preceptorship formats. Mentee must be committed to entire program.