Sleep Medicine Fellowship Training Program
The National Capital Consortium (NCC) offers subspecialty fellowship training in Sleep Medicine at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The fellowship is a one-year program open to Army, Navy, and Air Force Medical Corps officers who have completed a residency in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Neurology, Family Medicine or Psychiatry. The program is approved for 3 fellows each year.
The fellowship is accredited by both the ACGME and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and has been named an Academic Center of Distinction. Board pass rates among prior graduates remains 100%!
The program is organized to provide a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to a wide variety of sleep disorders. Fellows are exposed to all aspects of Sleep Medicine across a wide range of patient demographics. Upon completion of the training program, fellows are board eligible to practice both adult and pediatric Sleep Medicine. Through their different rotations and experiences, fellows will receive training in clinical sleep medicine, sleep behavior disorders and polysomnographic interpretation.
The majority of the training occurs at WRNMMC. However, fellows have external rotations at Children’s National Medicinal Center in both the Pediatric Sleep Medicine and Pediatric Sleep Behavior Disorders Clinics. They also rotate in the Adult Sleep Behavior Disorders Clinic at the Columbia Sleep Center and/or Johns Hopkins University. All fellows are funded to attend several courses throughout the training period to broaden their educational opportunities, including AASM workshops, a board review course, APSS post-graduate seminars and the University of Pennsylvania Insomnia course.
Fostering an outstanding educational experience is the primary focus of the training program and fellows receive didactic lectures and one-on-one teaching every day. The program’s faculty is comprised of highly qualified, board certified sleep specialists from a wide background of medical disciplines; including Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Psychology and Pediatrics. Clinical research is expected and all prior graduates have published at least one manuscript and given at least one presentation at a National level meeting since the initiation of the program. Our fellows’ research has received 7 local and 5 National-level awards in the past 4 years.
The Sleep Disorders Center offers rotations for 4th year medical students, Pulmonary fellows and residents in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Neurology, Family Medicine or Psychiatry training programs.
The WRNMMC Sleep Disorders Center
The WRNMMC Sleep Disorders Center is a new, state-of-the-art, full spectrum, comprehensive program that incorporates both clinical and laboratory sleep evaluations for both children and adults. The Sleep Laboratory is a 12-bed facility that conducts both daytime and over-night studies 7 days/week.
The Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and is a recognized AASM Center of Excellence. It is also the only DoD facility accredited for Out of Center Testing.