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Adult Neurology Residency Program

Sleep Medicine Fellowship

Sleep Group

The Department of Neurology offers a fully accredited fellowship in Sleep Medicine.  The program accepts two fellows per year.  The fellows are supported by a wide range of faculty specializing in sleep disorders in adults and children, Adult/Child Neurology, Internal Medicine, Adult/Child Otolaryngology, Adult/Child Pulmonary Medicine, Cardiology, Rheumatology, Cleft lip/cleft palate clinic,  Gastroenterology and Psychiatry.  Our Sleep Medicine Certified faculty have more than 50 years of combined experience in the discipline.  The goal of our program is to mentor each fellow into a well-rounded, caring physician who is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of sleep disorders.  Our fellows graduate with a solid understanding of the intricacies of sleep and sleep disorders.  We also have clinical and basic neuroscience research with a dedicated neuroscientist/sleep researcher to mentor our fellows in their research endeavors.

The University Hospital is the primary teaching institution and the Sleep Disorders Center is located at this site.  It is a six bed unit fully equipped to perform both night and day time studies.   Approximately 1500 sleep studies are performed per year. The Center is also involved in sleep mechanism research.  Our additional site, the Harry S. Truman Veterans Administration Hospital (HSTVA) sleep disorders center performs approximately 1000 sleep studies annually. This center also offers a different mix of patients than the primary teaching institution.  Veterans with sleep disorders resulting from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder provide a diverse education for our fellows.

The University offers a competitive salary and benefits package.  

Click here to view our Sleep Fellowship Manual.


Qualified applicants will have completed an accredited residency in internal medicine, pulmonary/critical care, neurology, psychiatry or family medicine.


Advanced Sleep Medicine Fellowship

The University of Missouri-Columbia offers a one year Advanced Fellowship in Sleep Medicine.  The fellowship is geared to provide advanced training in Sleep Medicine to prepare the candidate for an academic career as a clinician/scientist in the field of Sleep Medicine. 

Research Aspect:  Upon completion of the fellowship, the fellow will have a solid understanding of basic and clinical research and their methods. Program completion will culminate in a well-planned, designed and executed research project, presentation at a national/international meeting and expected publication.

Academic career aspect:  The fellow will acquire skills in personnel management, budgeting, and other administrative responsibilities necessary to successfully manage an academic sleep center.


Qualified applicants will have successfully completed residency training in an ACGME accredited program in Neurology, Psychiatry, or Internal Medicine and a one year fellowship in Sleep Medicine.


 Application Process

Interested applicants can apply to the program, through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) system as we do not accept paper applications. In addition to the ERAS application, the general application requirements are as follows:

  1. Current curriculum vitae
  2. 3 letters of recommendation – written within the past 12 months.
  3. USMLE or COMLEX must be completed prior to the Match.  Submission of USMLE/COMPLEX transcripts is required.


Additional Information

  1. Deadline: We participate in the Match via NRMP and observe their deadlines and policies.
  2. Visas: We will consider U.S. citizens, permanent residents or J-1 visa eligible candidates.


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