Sleep Medicine Fellowship

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Sleep Medicine Fellowship

The sleep medicine program provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluation of persons with suspected sleep disorders and the full range of treatments available to reverse or improve diagnosed sleep disorders. It has the longest-standing accreditation in Mississippi by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The sleep medicine program evaluates and treats patients with complaints, including:

  • Abnormal body movements or behaviors during sleep, including restless legs syndrome
  • Excessive and unexplained daytime sleepiness, including narcolepsy REM sleep behavior disorder
  • Sleep and alertness problems due to circadian (biological clock) problems
  • Sleep fragmentation and insomnia
  • Sleep terrors, sleepwalking, or seizures
  • Snoring and breathing problems during sleep, including obstructive sleep apnea

The UMMC difference

The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department Of Psychiatry in Jackson, Mississippi, is seeking candidates for our ACGME-accredited sleep medicine fellowship training program.

Program highlights

  • Sleep lab with longest-standing accreditation in Mississippi by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Capacity to perform 10 studies/night in our fully equipped sleep lab rooms designed per AASM accreditation criteria
  • AASM board certified 6 sleep physicians from various department: Psychiatry, Neurology, ENT, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Well trained kids friendly team of sleep lab staff
  • Only pediatric sleep lab in the state
  • Only sleep medicine fellowship program in the state
  • Wide variety of complex cases
  • Telemedicine service
  • Quality improvement projects
  • Research opportunities

Evaluation, diagnosis and treatment

The patient's sleep and medical history are reviewed in detail by the evaluating physician during the initial office visit. If necessary, a diagnostic overnight sleep study (nocturnal polysomnogram) is then scheduled. This is a multi-parameter, non-invasive and painless test.

In certain cases, a Multiple Sleep Latency Test is performed the day following the overnight study to objectively measure the severity of daytime sleepiness. The study findings and treatment options are discussed with the patient, and a detailed report is provided to the referring physician.

Treatment effectiveness is assessed in follow-up sessions. Consultations with specialists in other UMMC medical departments may be arranged if necessary.

Only a few ENT surgeons in the country are fellowship trained in sleep medicine, and UMMC Sleep Medicine is home to one of the few physicians with training in both upper airway surgery and sleep medicine. Our multidisciplinary team consisting of ENT, plastic surgery and sleep physicians is working hard to treat neonate and infants with airway disorders/genetic abnormality including micrognathia. Thus, our specialized physician works to customize a treatment plan for each patient's unique needs.

Vision

We envision sleep medicine fellowship graduates will impact the health of pediatric and adult patients providing excellent healthcare.

Mission

  • Patient care: Provide family-centered patient care which is appropriate, compassionate and effective.
  • Education: Acquire knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical, epidemiological and social-behavioral science, and the application of this knowledge to patient care.

Application

Our fellowship training program takes application through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applicants may obtain information about the NRMP by visiting its website. Applicants going through the Match use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Eligibility criteria

The following criteria will be considered when determining your eligibility for our program:

  • Must be ECFMG certified
  • USMLE Step I: within 2 attempts with score at least 200
  • USMLE Step II (CK & CS): within 2 attempts with score at least 200
  • COMLEX I or II (Accepted in lieu of Step exams for Doctor of Osteopathy) with passing score of 400 Year of graduation within last 10 years
  • We sponsor J1 visa only
  • 3 letters of recommendation (written within the last 2 years)

We accept applications through ERAS only and interviews are conducted in September and October.

Fellow resources

Training sites

One of the strengths of our adult psychiatry training program at UMMC is being able to work, teach and care for patients in a world-class medical center. In addition, we have the oldest medical school in the Deep South which affords further academic opportunities for our residents.

  • University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery VA Center

Sleep Disorder Center

The Sleep Disorders Center at UMMC provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluation of persons with suspected sleep disorders and the full range of treatments available to reverse or improve diagnosed sleep disorders. The center has the longest-standing accreditation in Mississippi by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Here, our residents are able to gain an appreciation for the critical role that sleep can play in many psychiatric disorders and the complexities inherent in the diagnosis of sleep disorders.

Salaries and benefits

2022-23 Salaries
Postgraduate Year 1$52,324
Postgraduate Year 2$54,166
Postgraduate Year 3$55,964
Postgraduate Year 4$58,087
Postgraduate Year 5$60,439
Postgraduate Year 6$62,441
Postgraduate Year 7$64,195

Health insurance

Insurance is provided by the institution with a nominal cost to house officers ($0-$38 per month based on chosen plan); family coverage (spouse and/or children) is available at additional cost.

Professional liability

House officers are provided professional liability coverage at no charge for activities for or on behalf of the hospital within the scope of the residency or fellowship training programs.

Parking

Covered parking is provided at no charge.

For more information

To learn more about employee benefits, contact UMMC Human Resources.