The University of Calgary and Foothills Medical Centre offers a 3 year fellowship in Sleep Medicine. The primary objective is to provide comprehensive training that will facilitate an academic career in Sleep Medicine.
The fellowship provides advanced clinical training in Sleep Medicine and the opportunity to participate in an established research program. The successful applicant will be guaranteed funding for the first year during which he/she will apply for further funding to support the second and third year. Funding for the second and third year may be obtained through application to granting agencies such as the Alberta Innovates Health Solutions (AIHS), Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), and the Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF). In addition, the Dept of Medicine at the University of Calgary has innovative funding models to support extended training and scholarly activity.
Prior to July 2009, trainees who completed this fellowship were eligible to take the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) - Sleep Medicine examination. However, graduates of Canadian sleep training programs are no longer eligible for this exam. Currently there is no formal certification for training in Sleep Medicine in Canada.
Applicants are required to have completed a 2 year training program in Respiratory Medicine, obtained certification in internal medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and be eligible for medical licensure in Alberta (requires completion of the Canadian LMCC exams).
Applications will be accepted up to December 1st, for program entry the following July. Applications and inquiries regarding the fellowship should be directed to Dr. Andrea Loewen, Program Director at:
Dr. Andrea Loewen
1403 29 Street NW
Calgary, AB T2N 2T9