The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is now accepting applications for the 2009 AASM Mini-Fellowship Program for International Scholars.

The program provides practical training in clinical sleep medicine to international physicians, which allows them to develop and/or improve sleep health care in their home country. Up to ten selected candidates will spend three weeks at an AASM-accredited sleep center followed by attendance at SLEEP 2009.

Click here for more information about the 2009 Mini-Fellowship Program for International Scholars, including guidelines and the application.  Please note that the AASM will accept applications through October 1, 2008.

The mini-fellowship will consist of a four-week training program that includes three weeks of experience at an AASM-accredited U.S. sleep center, involving hands-on teaching and training for the fellow. The fourth week of the fellowship will be spent at the SLEEP 2009, 23rd Annual Meeting where the fellowship participants will have an opportunity to attend a variety of courses and academic sessions. The meeting will also allow the fellows to meet and network with AASM members and faculty, as well as sleep industry leaders. During the SLEEP meeting, a certificate of training completion will be issued to each fellow.