Sleep Physician Training
Residencies and Fellowships
Following successful completion of an accredited medical school curriculum, learners interested in sleep medicine enter residency in a field that can lead into a sleep medicine subspecialty such as internal medicine, psychiatry, pediatrics, or neurology; however, physicians specializing in family medicine, otolaryngology, and anesthesiology can also enter a sleep medicine fellowship.
Sleep medicine fellowships are one-year programs that provide thorough clinical training and research experience in the field of sleep medicine. During the program, fellows learn about the normal mechanisms of sleep physiology and the pathophysiology of sleep disorders. Fellows gain competency in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders across the lifespan to help them develop skills for the interdisciplinary care of patients of all ages.