University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Curriculum

Learning Objectives

  1. To provide state-of-the-art clinical training in sleep medicine as it pertains to the management of associated medical disorders. Emphasis will be placed on disorders such as sleep apnea/OSA, snoring, insomnia, excessive sleepiness and narcolepsy. circadian rhythm, restless legs syndrome (and other sleep-related movement disorders), parasomnias and pediatric sleep. This is complemented with experiences in behavioral sleep medicine, EEG and other supplementary clinical rotations.
  2. To develop physician subspecialists with a solid foundation in the principles of adult and pediatric sleep fundamental to understanding and managing clinical disorders.
  3. To provide fellows with the base for career development in both academic medicine and clinical practice. 

Curriculum

Fellows participate in adult and pediatric sleep continuity clinics, interpret the full array of sleep studies and participate in the AASM Scoring Modules for the duration of their one-year fellowship training. The following is a list of supplementary clinics fellows will rotate through during training:

  • Otolaryngology/Maxillofacial Surgery (including hypoglossal nerve stimulation therapy to treat obstructive sleep apnea)
  • Behavioral Sleep Medicine
  • UW/VA EEG laboratory and epilepsy clinics
  • Geriatric Memory ClinicPhysician with patient
  • Adult Pulmonary Clinic
  • Quality Improvement

Fellows will attend and present at the following didactic lectures:

  • Sleep Medicine Journal Club (Monthly Wednesday at Noon)

Fellows will attend the following didactic lectures:

  • Sleep Medicine Multidisciplinary Conference (Monthly days/times differ)

Fellows will observe the following course:

  • Neuroscience Training Program – Basic Sleep Mechanisms and Sleep Disorders; From Neurobiology to Sleep Medicine (September through December; Tuesday and Thursday)

We also offer the Wisconsin Institute of Sleep and Consciousness monthly research conference/presentation, which features prominent experts in the field of Sleep Medicine who are invited to speak on key topics in the discipline.

Fellows will participate in the Department of Medicine Quality Improvement Program. The Department of Medicine’s QI Curriculum for Fellowship teaches you how to apply quality improvement knowledge and skills directly to your clinical environment through a project you create and implement.

Fellows are provided the opportunity to meet with faculty and learn about research topics of interest. 

The Sleep Medicine Journal Club and Multidisciplinary Conference are offered as CME opportunities.

ICEP Learning Opportunities

The UW–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP), a collaboration between the School of Medicine and Public Health Office of Continuing Professional Development, the School of Nursing Continuing Education in Nursing Program, and the School of Pharmacy Division of Pharmacy Professional Development, offers a variety of professional development opportunities, including:

  • Live conferences
  • Online courses
  • Regularly-scheduled series (Grand Rounds, Journal Clubs or Case Conferences)
  • Maintenance of certification programming
  • Learning communities