Our program consists of one fellow each year, who is very involved in every aspect of patient care within the division. Fellows gain clinical experience via rotations at The University of Kansas Hospital and Clinics and Children's Mercy Hospital. Our fellow receives experience reading adult sleep studies at our two adult sleep labs along with the pediatric sleep lab at Children's Mercy Hospital. Our fellow sees in-patient sleep medicine consults at The University of Kansas Hospital (KUH).
KUH is a 625-bed hospital, consistently rated the best hospital in Kansas City and Kansas. It is also the primary subspecialty hospital for a large area of the central US, covering all of Kansas, western Missouri, and parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Iowa.
KUH is nationally ranked by US News and World Report in all 12 subspecialties, and the Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine division has been as high as 12th in the past three years.
The Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) provides general information for fellows regarding policies and procedures. Specific information about fellow salary and benefits can be found on the GME website. At our institution, salary is commensurate with PGY level.
In addition, our Sleep Fellowship provides financial support to help offset some of the costs of
- Licensing and associated fees
- Funding to attend one of the major national conferences
- Various resources and experiences to enhance board preparations
- Membership to our campus gym, Kirmayer Fitness Center
- Safe and secure garage parking on campus
|Monday||AM: Neurology Sleep Clinic
PM: Neurology Sleep Clinic
|Tuesday||AM: Pulmonology Sleep Clinic
PM: Pulmonology Sleep Clinic
|Wednesday||AM: Pulmonology Sleep Clinic
PM: Adult PSG Review
|Thursday||AM: Pediatric Sleep Clinic
PM: Pediatric PSG Review
|Friday||AM: Pulmonology Sleep Clinic
PM: Pulmonolgy PSG Review
- Adult KU Pulmonary Sleep Clinic (Site 1)
- Adult KU Neurology Sleep Clinic (Site 2)
- Pediatric CMH Sleep Clinic (Site 3)
- Adult polysomnography (PSG) interpretation - (Sites 1 and 2)
- Pediatric polysomnography (PSG) interpretation - (Site 1,2,3)
- Research (Sites 1 and 2)
- Elective (Site varies depending on rotation)
Sites: (1)-The University of Kansas Hospital, (2) KU-affiliated clinic (Clinical Research Center), (3) Children's Mercy Hospital
Didactics, case conferences and journal club occur every first and third Monday of the month in the afternoons from 4 to 6 p.m. These are held in coordination with the sleep medicine fellows at Children's Mercy Hospital and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Fellows are also provided CME to attend national conferences.
Our program offers the fellow a wide variety of research opportunities. We have funded faculty currently investigating sleep apnea in lung disease patients, big data analytics in sleep medicine, and circadian rhythm disturbances in asthma. We also collaborate closely with our KU Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) colleagues in the care of surgical sleep apnea patients and research.
- Applications are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).
- United States residents should contact their dean's office or ERAS.
- International residents should contact the ERAS Support Services at the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
- Our program is accredited through the ACGME. Fellowship applicant eligibility guidelines are outlined in section III A of the ACMGE Sleep Medicine Common Program Requirements.
A complete ERAS application includes:
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement of the applicant's long-term career goals and field of interest
- Three letters of support, including a letter from the program director and two additional individuals who can assess the applicant's potential for a career in sleep medicine from firsthand knowledge of the applicant's performance
- Certified copies of applicant's transcripts for USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3
- Medical school transcript
- An unmounted recent photograph of applicant must accompany application or be provided at time of interview
All applicants must also register with the National Resident Matching Program (phone: 202-828-0566).
Selected candidates will be invited to interview.
General Timeline for Sleep Fellowship Applicants (year preceding fellowship start):
- Spring/Summer: Applications accepted through ERAS
- Summer/Fall: Interview Season
- Late Fall: NRMP Sleep Medicine MATCH
- The Sleep Medicine Fellowship will begin reviewing ERAS applications for the next academic year in July