Department and Faculty
The Center for Sleep Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, is a large multidisciplinary sleep center staffed by 26 consultants in pulmonary medicine, neurology, psychiatry, and primary care. Twenty-four beds are available for clinical sleep studies using digital data acquisition equipment. Over 5,000 new patients are seen annually, as well as numerous patients seen for follow-up care.
In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty is committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields. Fellows have direct access to these individuals throughout the Sleep Medicine Fellowship.
Advisers and mentors
You are assigned dedicated faculty advisers who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. Trainees meet with their advisers periodically throughout the fellowship to review progress and career goals, and ensure that their educational needs are being met. Advisers also serve as a contact point for introducing fellows and their families to Rochester, Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic system.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures, participate in hospital rounds, and have informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these educational opportunities.