University of Vermont Sleep Fellowship

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The Sleep Fellowship Program at the University of Vermont is an ACGME accredited one-year postgraduate fellowship designed to provide detailed knowledge of clinical sleep medicine and prepare the fellow for the sleep medicine board exam given by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).   We only have one spot per year.

Curriculum

There is one-month neurophysiology rotation with a few afternoons of dentistry and ENT, a second month of pulmonary with a few afternoons spent in psychiatry and bariatric surgery, a month of elective and 9 months of sleep medicine (both pediatric and adult).  The curriculum involves both hands on teaching and didactic core curriculum lectures as required by the ACGME.  Candidates who already have a neurophysiology or pulmonary background may use those respective months for elective rotations.

At the end of the year the fellow will have the adequate skills to diagnose and treat all sleep disorders.  He or She will become proficient in interpreting PSGs, MSLT, MWT, Actigraphy and in using PAP devices, phototherapy, medications and behavioral treatment of the different sleep disorders.

We perform 1300 PSGs, 45 MSLT/MWTs and 25 actigraphic studies a year at our AASM accredited sleep center.

Research

The fellow is required to complete a minimum one research project under the mentorship of one of the attending physicians.

Staff

The staff consists of one administrative assistant, one nurse practitioner, one lead technologist, one respiratory therapist and 6 PSG technologists.

Salary and Benefits

Salary and benefits are commensurate with a PGY5 level.

Prerequisites

Applicants must be graduates of an accredited training program in the U.S. or Canada, must be board-certified or eligible in their primary specialty and must be licensed or eligible for licensure by Vermont and New York State. The Vermont Regional Sleep Center makes every effort to attract qualified women and minorities. The program prefers to receive applications by September 15 so that candidates can be reviewed, interviewed and a decision arrived at by January 1 of the year prior to initiation of the fellowship.

Further information about the training program and an application can be obtained by contacting Deborah Fay, University of Vermont, 89 Beaumont Avenue, Given C225c Burlington, VT 05405.

Garrick Applebee, M.D., UVM Sleep Fellowship Program Director

Garrick Applebee, M.D.
Program Director