Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program

We offer a comprehensive, academically stimulating, and unique multidisciplinary training at three affiliated training sites:

  • Froedtert Hospital (Pulmonary, Neurology and ENT Sleep clinics. Type 1 and Type 3 sleep studies, actigraphy, MSLT)
     
  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (Pulmonary Sleep clinic, PAP clinic, Type 1 sleep study, capnography, actigraphy. Optional: Vent clinic)
     
  • Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center (Pulmonary and ENT Sleep clinic, CBTI group class, Type 1 and WatchPAT sleep studies, Actigraphy, MSLT)

All three training sites are tertiary centers patients representing the full age spectrum and varying degrees of medical complexity.

Duration: 12 months

Faculty

There are 17 faculty and participating faculty working in the sleep medicine program of the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences.

Sleep Fellowship Application Process

Applications must be received before the application deadline prior to the start of the next academic year. Completed materials (personal statement, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation) must be available prior to interviews of individual applicants.

Rotation Summary

The Department of Otolaryngology at the Medical College of Wisconsin is well positioned to offer a comprehensive, academically stimulating, and unique training environment for sleep fellows. Details of the rotation summary are included.

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  Terms, Conditions and Benefits of Employment

The Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Inc. (MCWAH) offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package. View benefits information on the Graduate Medical Education site.

  Lecture Series

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
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Actigraphy
  • 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
  • Noseology
  • PFT interpretation
  • Psychological and psychometric tests as they relate to sleep disorders
  Research

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.

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