The AASM Foundation Announces Recipient of the 2021 Sleep Medicine Fellow Funding Grant
The Sleep Medicine Fellow Funding Grant provides funds to start or maintain a sleep medicine fellowship position in an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited program. The goal of this grant is to provide funds for a one-year sleep medicine fellowship position, that was included in the National Resident Matching Program sleep medicine fellowship match.
2021 Sleep Medicine Fellow Funding Grant Recipient
Two faculty members, several past fellows, and nurse practitioner of the UCSF Fresno group gather in Charlotte, NC
Lynn Keenan, MD, FAASM, Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF, Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program Director, UCSF Fresno
University of California, San Francisco Fresno Medical Education Program
The University of California, San Francisco Fresno (UCSF Fresno) Sleep Medicine fellowship has been self-funded since its launch in 2014, with 1-2 spots for fellows each year.
The sleep medicine fellows are mentors for a variety of rotating residents resulting in about 10 percent of graduating residents seeking a career in sleep medicine. The program strives to develop proficient sleep physicians with an emphasis on ethics and compassionate care for all patients.
The small program allows the curriculum to be adapted to fit the needs and goals of the fellows. Fellows also participate in the FRESNO Project (Fresno Residents Experience in Sleep and Nighttime Optimization) in which they teach other UCSF Fresno residency programs how to achieve better, healthier sleep.
The Sleep Medicine Fellow Funding Grant allows UCSF Fresno to take their time in hiring more faculty, building their practice, and becoming overall financially stronger as a program. UCSF Fresno hopes to recruit faculty with a deep appreciation and interest in sleep medicine with the intent of aiding future fellows’ research projects.