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. 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.

Typical weekly schedule

  • Seven half day clinics/sleep study reading sessions a week with minimal clinical obligations on weekends
  • Each half day with diverse faculty from different subspecialties (mix of adult and pediatrics)
  • Flexibility in the emphasis on pediatric or adult sleep medicine training
  • Fellow’s continuity clinic: half day a week
  • Administrative time for research, scholarly activity, quality assurance, scoring sleep studies, etc. at least two half days a week
  • One half day of didactic teaching (case conferences, journal clubs, core lecture series)

Conferences and lectures

  • Weekly didactic core lecture series in sleep medicine for the fellows
  • Monthly journal club and case conference
  • Monthly pediatric sleep conference
  • Monthly operational meetings for the sleep center
  • Three week Summerstock lecture series that provides didactics and hands on training in July for the new fellows

Other rotations

  • Pediatric selective rotation
  • Inpatient sleep medicine consults at Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Dental sleep medicine experience
  • Behavior Sleep Medicine (Insomnia) Clinic
  • Other electives (up to one month during the year) research or special sleep-related interests

Example weekly schedule

Time of DayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Morning7:30 – 9 a.m.
Sleep study reading

9 – 12 p.m.
Clinic with Dr. White
7:30 – 9 a.m.
Sleep study reading/Administrative time
7:30 – 9 a.m.
Sleep study reading/Administrative time    
Pediatric Sleep Clinic and PSG reading  9 – 1 p.m.    Continuity Clinic
Afternoon1 – 5 p.m.
Clinic with Dr. Darken            
1 – 5 p.m. Clinic with Dr. Lucey1 – 5 p.m. Clinic with Dr. Malhotra        Pediatric Sleep Clinic and PSG reading1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Sleep Medicine Case Conference

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Sleep Core Lecture Series

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.