Sleep medicine gained approval from the American Board of Medical
Specialties as an official subspecialty for physicians practicing psychiatry,
neurology, internal medicine, and pediatrics in March. This development is
expected to further delivery of care to millions of individuals with sleep
disorders and foster research and education in the field, said Michael Sateia,
M.D., president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Sateia, a professor
of psychiatry, directs sleep medicine at Dartmouth Medical School.
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved
program requirements for sleep medicine fellowship training programs in
psychiatry, neurology, internal medicine, otolaryngology, and pediatrics in
2004. Information and application forms for ACGME-approved sleep medicine
fellowships are posted online at<www.aasmnet.org/News.aspx?ArticleID=53>.