Sleep Medicine Fellowship
Thank you for your interest in our 1 year ACGME approved Sleep Medicine Fellowship. We accept applicants who have already completed an accredited residency in Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Otolaryngology, or Anesthesia. We accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and participate in the Sleep Medicine Fellowship Match through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).
In order to apply, we require:
-personal statement (indicating your interest in sleep medicine)
-three letters of recommendation
Our fellowship provides training in both adult and pediatric sleep medicine. Our strong focus on pediatric sleep medicine distinguishes us from many other sleep medicine programs. Our fellows graduate with the knowledge to excel in the clinical care of patients of all ages with sleep disorders. The fellowship also emphasizes education from our multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists, sleep technicians, and basic science researchers. Our program includes sleep medicine fellowship-trained and board certified faculty from the disciplines of Pulmonology, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Pediatrics. The fellow will rotate through clinics and interpret sleep studies at both the SLUCare Sleep Disorders Center and the Pediatric Sleep and Research Center at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. Training will also include specialty clinics such as CPAP Adherence Clinic , Otolaryngology (ENT) Clinic, Parasomnia Clinic, Insomnia Clinic, and Multidisciplinary Cleft Palate Clinic. Fellows will gain experience in reading in lab polysomnography, home sleep testing, multiple sleep latency tests, 16 channel EEG studies, end-tidal CO2 monitoring, infant and inpatient pediatric studies, and actigraphy.
Didactic conferences are provided in the forms of Sleep Medicine Clinical Conference, Sleep Medicine Core Curriculum Conference, Sleep Medicine Journal Club, and a Sleep Medicine Research Conference which take place several times a week. The fellow will also have the opportunity to enroll in the Science of Sleep Course which is directed and taught by basic science researchers and faculty from the School of Arts and Sciences in the Division of Psychology. This course taken by graduate students on the main campus, allows the fellow to learn about the basic fundamentals of sleep from a basic science and research perspective.
The fellow will have the opportunity to teach other rotators and medical students while they rotate through the sleep medicine elective, present and help coordinate conferences, and will also be required to present a poster at the annual SLEEP meeting or regional conference.
A typical schedule for our fellow includes 5 half days of clinic (including a continuity clinic) and 4 half days of one-on-one sleep study reading time with a supervising faculty member. The rest of the time is allotted for research or educational activities. The fellow also receives an allowance of $1300 for educational materials or CME fees.
Our faculty members are very active in the field of sleep medicine locally and nationally, including serving on key committees and as course chairs for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and American Thoracic Society. Our faculty frequently present at many regional and national meetings in addition to authoring numerous publications in sleep medicine textbooks and journals. If you would like to learn more about our faculty, please visit the websites of the SLUCare Sleep Disorders Center or the Pediatric Sleep and Research Center.