Sleep Medicine


Guided by schedule through the sleep center.

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  • Fellow will learn to effectively care for patients with sleep related diseases using practice guidelines.
  • The fellow will learn the diagnosis and treatment of common sleep related disorders including the use of sleep diagnostic testing, MSLT, maintenance of wakefulness, PSG.
  • Communicate with patients, allied staff, and referring providers with empathy, professionalism, and by effective transfer of knowledge.
  • The fellow recognizes that he/she is part of a treatment team and participates within the treatment group effectively. The treatment groups include neurology/neurocritical care, sleep technologists, pulmonologist, PT/OT, and social work.
  • The fellow will be professional in verbal communications and in timely reporting of neurophysiology studies.
  • The fellow will be involved in improving the quality of the care of sleep through QI projects, scholarly activities, and/or participation in clinical patient care.

Objectives and Evaluation Matrix


Sleep Medicine Rotation Objectives

Upon completion of the curriculum, fellows will . . .

EPA #EPA DescriptionMilestones
1Evaluate patients who have been diagnosed with sleep disorders or have symptoms consistent with sleepiness, cataplexy, fatigue, formulate their cases, and propose appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic plansPC1, PC2, MK4, SP4, PL1
2Appropriately order and interpret neuroimaging, sleep studies, EEG, and laboratory studiesPC3, PC8, MK4, PL1, PR2, IC4, IC5
3Counsel patients and their families regarding their diagnoses, prognoses, and treatment optionsPC1, PC2, PC3, MK1, MK3
4Clearly document and place orders in Health Link and follow up on the results of testsPC1, PC2, PC3, MK1, MK3
5Learn the performance and interpretation of various sleep studies including polysomnogram, multiple sleep latency, and maintenance of wakefulnessMK4, PC8
6Learn to titrate CPAP and other treatments for sleep apneaMK4, PC8

Latest revision: 04-20-2023, Smitha Holla, MD