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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Boston Children’s Hospital Sleep Medicine Fellowship — Pediatric Track

The Sleep Center at Boston Children's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) invites applications from candidates interested in training in Pediatric Sleep Medicine for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applications for this sleep fellowship should be submitted through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service).

Candidates must be trained in pediatrics. Prior completion of pediatric subspecialty training (i.e. neurology, pulmonology, psychiatry, developmental medicine residency/fellowship) is advantageous but not mandatory. To be eligible, residency training must have occurred in the United States or Canada.

Boston Children's has provided training in pediatric sleep medicine for over 30 years and has been participating in ACGME sleep fellowship programs since 2009. Trainees concentrate on becoming expert in the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders in children and adolescents while meeting ACGME requirements for Sleep Medicine board eligibility. Our program brings together expertise from child neurology, pulmonary, cognitive behavioral medicine, and developmental medicine to provide broad clinical experience and multi-disciplinary education to trainees. Most fellows are able to complete a scholarly project with a faculty mentor during their training period.

The fellowship program comprises a year of clinical training in sleep medicine with about 75 percent time spent treating children and adolescents at the Boston Children's Sleep Center. The remainder of the fellowship time is spent treating adults with sleep disorders at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). The selected candidate will have appointments as a clinical fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School. Training includes:

* — sessions=1/2 day clinics

  • clinical care of children in sleep clinics focusing on neurological, pulmonary, and behavioral aspects of sleep medicine at Boston Children's (about 3 sessions*/week)
  • clinical care of adults in sleep clinics at BIDMC (1.5 sessions*/week)
  • interpretation of polysomnograms and multiple sleep latency tests at Boston Children's and BIDMC
  • training in the technical aspects of polysomnography and positive airway pressure titrations (reading sleep studies and hands-on, in-lab training)

This fellowship is offered through Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program administered through BIDMC. Interested applicants should apply through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service, program name “Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Program”). Competence in English is required, and the applicant must be eligible for a Massachusetts state license. Non-U.S. citizens must have a J-1 Visa or Work Authorization permit to apply to the BIDMC fellowship training program.

Inquiries about the Pediatric Track should be directed to:

Kiran Maski, MD MPH
Site Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship
Department of Neurology
Boston Children's Hospital