In a special “Shadow Me” Q&A for AMA Wire, AASM President Dr. Ronald Chervin describes for young physicians both the realities and the unique benefits of specializing in sleep medicine. “The most rewarding aspect of sleep medicine is that for the vast majority of patients, we do arrive at a logical diagnosis and, more importantly, highly effective treatment,” said Dr. Chervin. “For the patient, this can be life-changing.”
The AASM also has launched the Choose Sleep website to help educate medical students and residents about the rewarding potential of a career in sleep medicine. You can support this initiative by tweeting your advice and encouragement to young physicians using the Twitter hashtag: #ChooseSleep.