Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program

The Division of Sleep Medicine (DSM) is under the aegis of the Department of Internal Medicine of the Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). In 1986, the DSM helped establish the first sleep disorders center in Virginia (and the second on the East Coast) to be accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

  • Since 1980, nationally recognized sleep medicine experts at EVMS have been diagnosing and treating patients with sleep disorders and publishing and presenting their state-of-the art research in peer-reviewed journals and at national and international conferences.      
  • The EVMS DSM has been selected as a testing site for clinical research on numerous pharmacological agents before they come to market.
  • The EVMS DSM has also established recognition for studies on highway safety designed to evaluate fatigue and sleepiness using a driving simulator. 
  • The sleep medicine fellowship provides the fellow with a multigenerational, diverse set of educational settings:
  • Fort Norfolk Plaza EVMS outpatient AASM-accredited 4-bed Sleep Disorders Center
  • Sentara Norfolk General Hospital AASM-accredited 8-bed Sleep Disorders Center
  • Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters 4-bed Sleep Disorders Center
  • Hampton Veterans Hospital 2-bed Sleep Medicine Facility
  • In March 2012, the ACGME accredited the EVMS Sleep Medicine program.
    The first fellow will start his/her one-year fellowship on in July 1, 2013.
  • Prerequisites include successful completion of a residency in internal medicine (and its subspecialties), neurology, pediatrics, psychiatry, otolaryngology, family medicine or anesthesiology. (Strongly recommend USMLE Steps I through III scores 200 or higher).
  • Applicants will apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).