The Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Inc. (MCWAH) offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package. View benefits information on the Graduate Medical Education site.
Fellows begin with an introductory intensive lecture and laboratory sciences series during the month of July. From August through June, the fellow will participate in the Core Curriculum Lecture series on Friday afternoons and prepare journal club and multidisciplinary case review under the supervision of a faculty mentor.
Examples of some of the introductory course topics include:
- How to take a sleep history Polysomnography, scoring, and interpretation of polysomnograms
- Recognition of artifacts
- Montages with additional EEG leads for seizure detection
- Multiple sleep latency testing and maintenance of wakefulness testing
- Gastrointestinal physiology during sleep and pathophysiology
- Ontogeny of sleep
- Clinical manifestations of sleep disorders in children
- Clinical manifestations of sleep disorders in adults
- Portable monitoring related to sleep disorders
- Chronobiological mechanisms
- Respiratory physiology during sleep and pathophysiology
- Endocrine physiology during sleep and pathophysiology
- Basic neurological sleep mechanisms
- Cardiovascular physiology during sleep and pathophysiology
- Sleep across the life span
- CPAP and BIPAP applications and trouble shooting
- PFT interpretation
- Psychological and psychometric tests as they relate to sleep disorders
Research participation is strongly encouraged throughout the fellowship. Fellows are offered an opportunity to participate in ongoing research or establish projects of their own under a faculty mentor.