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About Sleep Medicine Fellowship
The Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program is designed to provide thorough clinical training as well as research experience in the field of sleep medicine. During the fellowship, knowledge is acquired about the normal mechanisms of sleep physiology and the pathophysiology of sleep disorders, as well as clinical competence in the diagnosis and treatment of all sleep disorders and interpretation of procedures performed in the sleep disorders center. These goals are achieved by providing clinical training during a one-year period, developing these skills in an environment of scholarship and inquiry, and participating in the interdisciplinary care of patients of all ages that incorporates aspects of internal medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, neurology, surgery, epidemiology and basic science.
The sleep medicine specialist possesses the cognitive knowledge, procedural and interpersonal skills, professional attitudes, and practical experience required to manage all patients with sleep disorders in the outpatient and inpatient settings.
Applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited residency in Neurology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Otolaryngology or Family Medicine.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine have requested that the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) conduct a match program. Please refer to the Schedule of Dates for the specific Sleep Medicine Match dates.
Before registering, please review the SMS Match Participation Agreement. By registering with the NRMP and submitting a certified rank order list (ROL), applicants and programs agree to abide by the outcome of the match. Failure to do so is a breach of the Agreement and violators may be subject to penalties under the NRMP's Violations Policy. Both applicants and programs must follow the cardinal rule that neither must ask the other to make a commitment before the submission of ROLs. It is to be expected that one may express a high level of interest in the other; however, it is not acceptable for one to ask the other how one will be ranked.
Any verbal or written contract between an applicant and a program prior to the submission of the ROL is a material violation of the SMS Match Participation Agreement, and violators may be subject to penalties under the NRMP's Violations Policy. The final preference of program directors and applicants as reflected on the submitted ROLs will determine the offering of positions and the placement of applicants.
The Application Process
Candidates must apply to the programs of their choice using the method accepted by the program. All sleep medicine programs participating in the Sleep Medicine Matching Program will participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) . ERAS, a service developed by the AAMC, transmits application materials via the Internet to programs in residency and selected fellowship specialties. A few programs may require their own supplemental application materials for Fellowship. Specialty Matches conducted by the NRMP do not provide centralized services for the application process. Do not send any program applications for Residency to the NRMP.
Program directors review candidates' credentials and, if interested, invite them for interviews. Applicants also are responsible for ensuring that they meet all program prerequisites and institutional policies regarding eligibility for appointment to a fellowship position prior to ranking a program through the NRMP.
Applicants who have not completed prerequisite training in an accredited ACGME program in the U.S., or a similar program in Canada accredited by the Royal Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, must be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
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