Overview

The University of Washington Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program offers an ACGME accredited clinical fellowship.

This is a multi-disciplinary program involving faculty from:

  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Pediatrics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Dentistry
  • Psychiatry
  • Family Medicine

Applications are accepted from candidates who are board eligible in internal medicine, neurology, psychiatry, otolaryngology, pediatrics, family medicine, or anesthesiology.

The goal of the UW Sleep Medicine Fellowship program is to provide outstanding multidisciplinary clinical training in the context of a one-year fellowship to candidates with high academic potential. A second goal is to provide training and experience in scholarly activities (teaching and/or research) in order to stimulate interest in life-long learning and academic medicine as a career.

The primary training site is the University of Washington Medicine Sleep Center located at Harborview Medical Center.

Additional training sites include the clinics at:

  • University of Washington Medical Center
  • Veterans Administration Puget Sound
  • Seattle Children's Hospital Sleep Center
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center

Curriculum

The fellowship is designed as an integrated 12 month longitudinal experience with rotations across 5 sites of practice.

The sleep fellow's clinical training experiences will include general sleep clinics, inpatient sleep medicine consultation, supervised sleep study interpretation, training in technical aspects of polysomnography and polysomnography scoring, sleep-otolaryngology clinics, sleep dentistry clinics, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, sleep research, and pediatric sleep medicine (clinics and polysomnographic interpretation).

The fellowship offers two separate training tracks with differing focus on pediatric populations:

  • General Seep Medicine Track (provides 15% of training in pediatric populations, 2 positions)
  • Pediatric-enhanced Track (provides 40% of training in pediatric populations, 1 position)

Aims

Superior Clinical Training

  • Graduate superb clinicians from diverse specialty training backgrounds who are capable of providing outstanding sleep medicine care across the full spectrum of sleep disorders to diverse populations.

Advance Sleep Medicine Care

  • Graduate trainees who advance sleep medicine through clinical care, education, research, innovation, leadership and/or community service.

Personalized Growth

  • Promote personalized excellence and development of talents and skills that align with each fellow’s career aspirations.

Academic Mission

  • Foster life-long interest in learning and scholarly work.

Supportive Environment

  • Create a safe, supportive, and inclusive training environment that values diversity and tolerance.