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>.
From Psychiatric News