Guided by our seasoned faculty, you will gain experience with sleep disorders occurring in children and adolescents and learn about conducting sleep studies and interpreting their results.
In our pediatric rotation, our board-certified sleep medicine physicians, both neurologists, will supervise you as you learn how to incorporate polysomnography with clinical evaluation to diagnose sleep problems common to pediatric patients, including sleep apnea, narcolepsy and parasomnias.
You will gain clinical experience at two community-based sleep centers:
At these centers, which are both accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, children and adolescents constitute a large percentage of the patient population. You will interact with a diverse group of patients from various social and economic backgrounds.
Your experience during our pediatric rotation will educate you on the differences between adult and pediatric polysomnography, including electroencephalography and the scoring of abnormal respiratory events.
We will help you understand the biophysiological changes that occur in pediatric patients during sleep. You will also become familiar with the way circadian rhythm disorders, such as delayed sleep phase disorder, affect pediatric patients.
In addition to learning about pediatric sleep medicine through firsthand experience consulting with pediatric patients, you will also attend formal and informal didactic lectures.
During the yearlong fellowship, you will spend approximately a half day per week in this rotation for six months of the year.