UCSF-Fresno officials said Wednesday a new one-year fellowship in sleep medicine will train doctors in the central San Joaquin Valley.
The program will train doctors with expertise in sleep disorders. It’s the 17th sub-specialty fellowship provided by the University of California at San Francisco-Fresno Medical Education Program.
“Sleep is as vital to overall health as diet and exercise. Yet, currently, there are only about 7,500 board-certified sleep physicians in the United States.” said Lynn Keenan, M.D., director of the UCSF Fresno Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program.
The UCSF Fresno Sleep Medicine Fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Training will take place at University North Medical Specialty Center, Deran Koligian Ambulatory Care Center at Community Regional Medical Center and Valley Children’s Hospital.
One fellow was selected for the 2014-15 academic year. Two additional fellows have been accepted for the 2015-16 academic year. The fellowship is self-funded by current board-certified sleep physicians at UCSF-Fresno.