Introduction to sleep medicine
During the month of July, the fellows will have a series of lectures as an introduction to the fellowship. These include topics such as evaluation of a sleep patient, the approach to different sleep complaints, and introduction to interpretation of polysomnography. The fellows will also have several sessions to learn scoring of polysomnography.
Starting in august, there will be a weekly one hour case conference every Monday morning. This is a multidisciplinary and interactive conference where both sleep faculty and fellows will present interesting cases and polysomnography findings to the audience. The purpose of the conference is to share and learn the updated literature on topics as well as management of difficult cases.
The month of July, there will be a series of lectures every Monday to serve as an introduction to sleep medicine. Starting in august, there will be a weekly one hour lecture every Monday morning after case conference focusing on the clinical aspects and physiology of sleep medicine.
There is a monthly research conference. The conference topics include effective ways to evaluate and conduct original research, writing manuscripts, and current ongoing original research being conducted at The Wexner Medical Center at OSU. We also invite nationally known speakers in the field of sleep medicine to speak to us about their current research.
Sleep fellows will participate in a monthly journal club. Fellows will present current articles pertinent to the practice of sleep medicine. The purpose of the journal club is to learn how to analyze and interpret the literature in order to improve practice and care of patients.
Polysomnography reading sessions
During the first 6 months of the sleep medicine fellowship, the sleep fellows will have scheduled reading sessions with faculty on a weekly basis. These sessions are to help fellows with scoring and interpretation of polysomnography. The second half of the year, the sessions are less structured and tailored more to the individual fellow needs.