Subspecialty Careers: Highlights about Careers in Internal Medicine: Sleep Medicine
Physicians who specialize in Sleep Medicine are trained to detect, treat, and prevent sleep disorders, such as jet lag, sleep walking, snoring, insomnia, and obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep Medicine was recognized as a medical subspecialty by the ACGME in 2003.
According to the ABIM, Sleep Medicine specialists should be trained to interpret results of maintenance of wakefulness testing, polysomnography, multiple sleep latency testing, actigraphy, and portable monitoring related to sleep disorders.
The ACGME began accrediting Sleep Medicine fellowship training programs in 2005. Sleep Medicine fellowship training involves one year of additional clinical training after completion of the internal medicine residency.
Sleep Medicine’s board certification exam is administered every two years by the following institutions: American Board of Family Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Otolaryngology, American Board of Pediatrics, and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. The first certification exam was held in the fall of 2007.
For additional information regarding the training and certification required for Sleep Medicine, please visit the ABIM Web site.
Major Professional Societies
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
One Westbrook Corporate Center, Ste. 920
Westchester, IL 60154
Phone: (708) 492-0930
Fax: (708) 492-0943
Web site: www.aasmnet.org
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