Fellowship

Two positions are available each year for a 1-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited Sleep Medicine Fellowship. We accept applicants who have completed an ACGME 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).

Interested Applicants must provide:

  • ERAS application
  • A personal statement (indicating your interest in sleep medicine)
  • USMLE scores
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least one from a faculty member from the applicant’s primary residency program.

Our fellowship provides training in both adult and pediatric sleep medicine.  Our inpatient sleep medicine consult service at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the ability to provide sleep technician attended bedside sleep studies on inpatients is a strength of our training program, offering valuable exposure to patients admitted for heart and respiratory failure, stroke, and for surgical procedures. In addition, members of our faculty are also members of the pediatric neurology service at St Louis Children’s Hospital, offering a wide range of exposure to pediatric sleep medicine in the inpatient and outpatient setting at St Louis Children’s hospital and the AASM accredited St Louis Children’s Hospital Sleep Laboratory. Research opportunities are available; US citizen sleep fellows may apply for positions on the Department of Neurology’s T32 training grant to initiate or extend research training after the clinical sleep fellowship year.

The training program includes predominantly outpatient clinic experiences with multidisciplinary sleep medicine faculty with primary clinical background in neurology, pediatric neurology, pulmonary medicine, pediatric pulmonary medicine, otolaryngology, psychiatry, and psychology. Our clinic and our AASM accredited 12 bed sleep laboratory, where both children and adults are cared for, are located in a newly renovated floor of an office building 5 miles from Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St Louis Children’s Hospital. Secondary sites for training activities are at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St Louis Children’s Hospital, where our board-certified sleep medicine physicians hold full-time faculty appointments and attending physician privileges. Our program conforms to ACGME requirements for duty hours; it encourages gender and ethnic diversity, and utilizes the ACGME milestones modified for sleep medicine fellowship training for assessment and feedback for fellows in training.

There is a significant degree of flexibility in the fellowship training activities given the wide range of opportunities, but given the single year time constraint the emphasis is upon clinical sleep medicine.

Monetary support for attendance at the annual AASM Sleep Meeting, and certain Sleep Medicine textbooks are provided. Contribution to an abstract submission to the annual Sleep Meeting is encouraged, and participation in a Quality Assurance Project is required for completion of the fellowship.

Interested applicants contact:

Robyn Beard
Department of Neurology
Washington University School of Medicine
beardr@neuro.wustl.edu
(314) 747-7482