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Sleep Medicine

Program Type:  Military Medical Center

Location:  San Antonio, Texas

Accredited: Yes, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) 

Program Length:  1 year

Required Pre-Requisite Training:  Medical school graduation and graduation from a residency eligible to pursue sleep medicine

Categorical Year in Specialty Required:  No

Total Approved Complement:  4

Approved per Year (if applicable):  4

Dedicated research year offered:  No

Medical Student Rotation availability:  3rd and 4th year 

Additional degree concurrent with training (e.g. MPH):  No

Program Phone Number:  210-916-5412

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Program Hours of Operation:  Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Program Description

The San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program is a one-year fellowship that provides outstanding training and professional opportunities to trainees. The SAUSHEC sleep medicine fellowship is committed to training clinically superior and compassionate providers through increasing levels of autonomy and purposeful professional development. Our graduates leave ready to practice sleep medicine independently, as well as run their own sleep lab and clinic in support of military operations and beyond.

The sleep disorders center at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center is the largest in the Department of Defense with 16 beds capable of evaluating patients of all ages, from newborns to elderly. It is a joint Air Force/Army sleep lab accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and equipped with top-of-the line monitoring and treatment devices to serve members of all branches of the Armed Forces, their families, and retirees. Within the sleep disorders center there is a spacious reading room for the interpretation of sleep studies alongside other fellows and staff. With a high volume of referrals, there is a rich diversity of sleep disorders to augment learning. Our clinic is also the ultimate referral center for all Air Force patients across the world with complex sleep-related concerns. Fellows and staff participate in regular multi-disciplinary clinics to include pediatric sub-specialties, behavioral health, and a Neuromuscular Multi-Disciplinary Clinic, contributing to the personalized care of these complex patients. Our training program also leads the way in studying and publishing on military specific sleep disorders, including sleep disorders in military women and men, trauma associated sleep disorder, and other research and publications.

Additional unique features of our program include having multiple federal grants totaling millions of dollars, a diverse staff with multiple different medical backgrounds, interdisciplinary clinical care and education with nearly all medical and allied health professions, and a rich didactics schedule which also spends time focusing on professional and personal development.  Further, advanced techniques including the use of dead space and non-vented masks to treat central sleep apnea and complex sleep disordered breathing are taught and practiced.

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Contact Us

Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program

Location: Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Sleep Medicine Clinic, 2nd Floor, Hallway A

Hours of Operation:

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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