With fewer fellowship applications in general, now is an ideal time for otolaryngologists to apply for sleep medicine/surgery fellowships. “The economics of sleep medicine is in a transition as in-laboratory polysomnography is used less and home sleep testing is used more. This transition has resulted in fewer pulmonary applicants to sleep medicine fellowships,” Dr. Weaver explained. “Furthermore, otolaryngologists are typically strong candidates, as they have already competed successfully for coveted otolaryngology residency training positions.” Ultimately, many variations of training opportunities are available, depending on the prospective applicant’s goals.
Explore this issue:March 2015
Karen Appold is a medical writer based in Pennsylvania.