The fellowship program is a two-year program with a clinical first year (~ 80%) and the second year almost completely research (~ 90%). The clinical year is spent learning to care for patients with all types of sleep disorders. Fellows see patients in clinic under staff supervision at Sleep HealthCenters and learn about sleep study acquisition, scoring and interpretation in our attached sleep laboratory. There will be external rotations in pediatric sleep medicine, otolaryngology, and neurology/EEG. Fellows will also see inpatients through our consultation service at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Fellows will also attend a weekly case conference, research conference and monthly Division of Sleep Medicine Grand Rounds. The Fellows have a weekly continuing care clinic during their second year.
All fellows within the training program are expected to complete an independent research project(s) under the direct guidance of a faculty mentor; for more information please reference the “Faculty” link. The Fellowship Training Director is Lawrence J. Epstein, MD, who is also the Medical Director of Sleep HealthCenters. Each fellow develops an individual research plan and then spends the majority of their research time in the recruitment of subjects (as appropriate), the carrying out of the research project, data analysis and preparation of manuscripts for publication.
Fellows are paid based on the NIH scale for postgraduate fellows. The standard benefits package is available through Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Fellows are allowed to “moonlight” as long as those commitments do not in any way interfere with their primary training responsibilities.
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If interested, please send a cover letter stating your reasons for applying to the Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program, the application, an updated copy of your curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to:
Lawrence J. Epstein, MD
Attn: Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program
For more information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Maria Natapov at 617-783-1441 x136.