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Family Medicine Sleep Fellowship

Discussion in 'Sleep Medicine' started by OklahomaFP, May 26, 2009.

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  1. OklahomaFP

    OklahomaFP 2+ Year Member

    May 26, 2009
    So now that Sleep is a possible fellowship option for FP's, how realistic is it to get into a sleep fellowship. I know that most Sleep programs through Neurology seem to be specific to neurology residents. I am in Family Medicine and am very interested in potentially pursuing Sleep Medicine in the future. Grandfathering not an option as I will graduate in 2011. Any programs that you all know of that typically take IM,FM, Psych? I am planning on doing a Sleep Elective and some Sleep Research so I should have that as part of my application.
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  3. USIMGgrad

    USIMGgrad Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 29, 2003
    Try UPenn
  4. OklahomaFP

    OklahomaFP 2+ Year Member

    May 26, 2009
    I realize I posted back in May, but there have been almost 1400 views and only 1 post with nothing more than to look at UPenn. Do any of ya'll have any advice regarding what I can do to have a good chance at securing a fellowship or know of any other programs that may be more FP friendly. Thanks in advance!
  5. michaelrack

    michaelrack All In at the wrong time SDN Advisor 7+ Year Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Memphis TN
    The Univ Of MS medical center in JACKSON, Mississippi took a fam prac sleep fellow a few years ago
  6. HomerSD

    HomerSD 2+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    San Diego
    Stanford has taken several FM residents. Many did a rotation and were liked, however.
  7. aylwang

    aylwang 2+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2008
    so far no such fellowship exist
    hopefully in the future it will
  8. hyoglossus

    hyoglossus New Member

    Mar 5, 2005
    I am BC in family medicine and Sleep medicine. I went to Medical college of Wisconsin for the adult and pediatric sleep medicine fellowship. I took the first CAQ in sleep in 2007.

    The fellowship is truly multi-disciplinary. The Program director in Pulm/CC, the program is under the ENT department and there are BC sleep ENT, neurologists with sleep and pulm pediatricians with sleep training too.

    The competition will be stiff. But you have to set yourself apart. I did a dual psych/FP residency... which is unusual ... electives at the cleveland clinic, elective in pediatric sleep medicine ....co-authored on geriatric insomnia with my FP chair. Chose to discuss OSA and pregnancy/perinatal issues during the interview. I tried to put my best foot forward:laugh:

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