Department of Internal Medicine

Sleep Medicine Fellowship

The Sleep Medicine Fellowship is a one-year fellowship within the Internal Medicine Department though it encompasses a broad range of disciplines (adult and pediatric medicine, psychiatry, neurology, and surgery), as it encompasses most aspects of human physiology and disease. Sleep Medicine requires a basic understanding of sleep/wake mechanisms and the myriad ways they are impacted by illness, lifestyle, genetics, and environment, etc. This fellowship provides a strong clinical base in which to study, as well as opportunities to manage care and pursue research. It includes one month rotations in general sleep medicine with exposure to both adult and pediatric in and out patients, adult and pediatric ENT, neurology, adult and/or pediatric psychiatry, research and electives. If the fellow’s primary specialty is not Internal Medicine, the rotation schedule will be adjusted appropriately. Research is an integral part of the training program with each fellow completing and submitting at least one abstract to a peer reviewed journal and/or national meeting by the end of the fellowship training period.

For additional information about the Sleep Medicine Fellowship program, please contact the Program Coordinator.

The Sleep Medicine Fellowship program selects the best qualified candidates regardless of race, sex, creed, color, national origin, handicap or age. Candidate requirements include:

  • A completed application form through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
  • Letter of recommendation from applicant’s current program director.
  • Recommendation letters from two faculty members.
  • Personal Statement.
  • ECFMG certification, if applicable.
  • Copy of USMLE score.
  • Most current Curriculum Vitae.

Based upon the above criteria, a personal interview may be scheduled. Final selection or ranking of candidates are made by the Sleep Medicine Selection Committee. Criteria utilized by the committee for selection are academic achievement, clinical competence, moral and ethical qualities, compassion, social responsibility, collegiality, and enthusiasm.