Sleep Medicine Elective

Learn to treat and manage sleep outpatients during our sleep medicine elective.

During our sleep rotation, you will work primarily at our university affiliated ambulatory sleep center, which is overseen by the director of our sleep medicine fellowship.

You can expect to see patients with the full spectrum of sleep disorders in our ambulatory clinics. Working alongside our sleep medicine physician, you will gain experience caring for sleep patients and increase your familiarity with reading sleep studies.

Our sleep rotation will increase your knowledge about the common sleep disease states you will find in outpatient settings. We will prepare you to apply this knowledge to your patients. You will learn about conditions including insomnia, hypersomnia, parasomnias and sleep related movement disorders.

You will be able to interpret diagnostic sleep polysomnograms by the time you complete our sleep elective. You will become familiar with sleep staging and the scoring of respiratory events and leg movements. We will teach you about identifying arousals, providing a summative evaluation of the sleep study and recommending therapies. Our sleep rotation also prepares you to interpret continuous positive airway pressure titration studies.


You will see at least five patients per clinic. During polysomnography reading, expect to review at least three studies per session.

Clinical Sites

We hold our sleep elective at our Sleep and Wellness Centers community-based site, which performs the full gamut of sleep testing.

Our Sleep and Wellness Centers site, which is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, is the oldest community-based sleep lab in Western New York.