University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Curriculum of the Sleep Medicine Fellowship

Didactic Experiences

Our didactic program blends formal teaching that spans from the basic science of sleep to clinical sleep disorders, plus hands-on exposure to emerging data and other fields throughout our health system and beyond.

You'll attend and present at our monthly Sleep Medicine Journal Club (Wednesday at noon), and attend our monthly Sleep Medicine Multidisciplinary Conference (days/times differ). These conferences are offered as CME opportunities.

You'll also observe the "Basic Sleep Mechanisms and Sleep Disorders; From Neurobiology to Sleep Medicine" course offered by the UW Neuroscience Training Program (September through December; Tuesday and Thursday).

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

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Clinical Experiences

You'll participate in adult and pediatric sleep continuity clinics, interpret the full array of sleep studies and participate in the AASM Scoring Modules.

Our primary training sites include Wisconsin Sleep and the William S. Middleton Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital Clinical Sleep Program

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 clinic
  • Adult pulmonary clinic

Scholarly Activity

You'll have the opportunity to meet with faculty and learn about research topics of interest. We offer options for additional years of research for interested candidates.

Additional Opportunities

The Department of Medicine’s QI Curriculum for Fellowship teaches fellows how to apply quality improvement knowledge and skills directly to clinical practice.

The UW–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) also offers a variety of professional development opportunities.