Overview

Program description

Sleep medicine is a far-reaching, multispecialty field that incorporates a broad number of disorders including sleep disordered breathing, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy, circadian rhythm disorders, and parasomnias. Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, offers a one-year Sleep Medicine Fellowship designed for physicians who are interested in developing diagnostic and clinical expertise in the field of sleep medicine.

The practice of sleep medicine is closely aligned with the growth of mobile health technology and the spread of telemedicine. Our fellowship is primarily an outpatient practice that comprises three major activities: consultative/management outpatient visits and reading/interpreting sleep studies, and increasing the use of home sleep testing.

Our fellowship practice is based in the Center for Sleep Medicine in the Basso Building at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida. The center features an integrated outpatient clinic and laboratory facility offering 8 state-of-the-art video-EEG capable polysomnography beds, and a multispecialty team of 7 highly engaged faculty from the fields of pulmonary medicine, neurology, and neuropediatrics. Our fellowship provides the opportunity to evaluate and manage a broad variety of sleep disorders in both adult and pediatric patients. You will learn clinical sleep medicine and develop skills for interpreting polysomnography, home sleep tests, oximetry, multiple sleep latency tests, maintenance of wakefulness tests, and actigraphy. You will provide cares for a high volume of common and uncommon sleep medicine problems. A hospital consultative sleep medicine service is an additional training experience. Global International scholarship is a strong aspect of the program and fellows are encouraged to participate.

Clinical research is an integral part the Mayo Clinic Sleep Medicine Program, and you are required to complete a project to be presented at sleep-related national meetings. Due to the relatively short duration of the fellowship, the program leadership has developed a rotational research effort which allows each fellow to complete their project as a full length publication.

On completion of the fellowship, you will have acquired the skills and knowledge necessary to direct a full-service sleep disorders center and laboratory, pursue an academic career, and to provide expert evaluation and care for patients with both common and rare sleep disorders.

Accreditation

This fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Certification

After successfully completing the program, you are eligible to take the Sleep Medicine Certification Exam offered by the various member boards of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and administered by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Program history

The Sleep Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida began in 2015.