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hi everyone,

i am currently a pgy2 neurology resident. i am strongly considering a career in sleep medicine. however, i've been told that sleep medicine would be a nice supplement to my neuro practice, but not something that can really stand alone, unless i am running an entire sleep center. is this true? are there sleep medicine docs out there that commonly just read sleep studies day in and day out? or do most do pulm/fam med/neuro/psych + sleep medicine as a supplement? any info/advice would be greatly appreciated! thanks in advance.
 

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hi everyone,

i am currently a pgy2 neurology resident. i am strongly considering a career in sleep medicine. however, i've been told that sleep medicine would be a nice supplement to my neuro practice, but not something that can really stand alone, unless i am running an entire sleep center. is this true? are there sleep medicine docs out there that commonly just read sleep studies day in and day out? or do most do pulm/fam med/neuro/psych + sleep medicine as a supplement? any info/advice would be greatly appreciated! thanks in advance.
In most cases sleep can't stand alone unless you are medical director over at least 6 beds.

I started off as psych + sleep, and now do pretty much only sleep. I am medical director of 3 sleep centers (18 beds) and read occasional studies for a 4th center. I read approximately 200 studies per month.