The Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Fellowship Training Opportunities

Stanford University ACGME Sleep Medicine Fellowship Training

The Stanford Sleep Medicine Center was the first fellowship program accredited by the American Sleep Disorders Association (ASDA). Our sleep fellowship is viewed internationally as the world's leading training program for sleep disorders medicine and thereby draws trainees from across the United States as well as from around the globe.

Our ACGME accredited fellowship is a one year clinical fellowship, sponsored by the hospital. Training covers multiple aspects of sleep medicine including pharmacology of sleep, sleep disordered breathing, insomnia, narcolepsy, pediatric sleep, parasomnias, restless legs syndrome, neuro-degenerative disorders, and orthodontics involving both children and adults. To learn more about the program, contact the Program Coordinator [alopez1].


Stanford participates in the National Residency Matching Program through ERAS (available at Applicants must participate in the match and your rankings must be submitted to the National Resident Matching Program.

Please note: Paper applications will NO longer be accepted.

Applicants will be considered only if, after completing training in the program, they would be eligible for certification by the Board of Sleep Medicine. In addition, applicants must meet all requirements for eligibility set by the Stanford Office of Graduate Medical Education. The result of these requirements is that applicants for fellowship must have completed an ACGME-accredited core program in family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, otolaryngology, pediatrics, or psychiatry.

Required Documentation to be Submitted via ERAS:

  1. An application and personal statement
  2. Curriculum vitae (The ERAS formatted CV is sufficient)
  3. Three letters of recommendation, preferably from faculty members who have worked with you in clinical settings.
  4. Medical Student Performance Evaluation (formerly known as the Dean's Letter)
  5. Official medical school transcripts
  6. Official copy of your United States Medical Licensing Examination scores.
    USMLE (
    3750 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3190, Telephone 215-590-9600
    (If you are enrolled in an AAMC approved medical school in the US or Canada, we will accept a copy of your school's report of your scores provided it is verified as a true copy by your Registrar and stamped with the School seal.)
  7. If you are an International Medical Graduate, a copy of your ECFMG certificate, Evaluation Status Letter from the Medical Board of California, and ECFMG and Flex/USMLE exam scores. We will not review your application without these documents.

The dates for the 2015 sleep medicine fellowship Match for 2016 appointments are:
Match Opens:                              July 22, 2015
Ranking Option Opens:            September 16, 2015
Ranking Option Closes:           October 28, 2015
Match Day:                                   November 11, 2015

Program Director
Anstella Robinson, MD
Clinical Associate Professor

Assistant Program Director
Chad Ruoff, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Fellowship Coordinator
Anna Lopez
Telephone: (650) 721-7575
Fax: (650) 721-3465

 Important Information for International Medical Graduates

All applicants to the Residency Training Program must be eligible for medical licensure in the State of California. Graduates of foreign medical schools should contact the Medical Board of California to ensure the requirements to obtain a license and practice medicine in this state have been met. You must obtain an 'Evaluation Status Letter' from the Medical Board of California, stating that your credentials are adequate to practice in this state and submit this letter with your application so your file may be reviewed.

To process your residency application, we must have the 'Evaluation Status Letter' from the Medical Board of California and a copy of your ECFMG certificate.

Stanford University Behavioral Sleep Medicine Fellowship Training

The BSM fellowship training program is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral Internship Center (APPIC). Our program mission is to enable trainees to sufficiently fulfill the eligibility requirements for the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Certification exam.  The program provides 200 to 2,000 hours of supervised Behavioral Sleep Medicine training in a 12-month period, depending on the trainee’s position and funding availability.  In some circumstances the formal training period may be longer than one year, but must be completed within three years.  BSM training is available at the postdoctoral level via a) a full-time clinical track, b) an independent research track with a clinical training component, or c) part-time training opportunities.

To learn more about the training program:
Email the Program Director [fbarwick] for a training brochure.

Visit the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers website for details about the application process.

Program Training Directors:
For further information on the NIMH-T32 research fellowship, please contact:
Rachel Manber, Ph.D. [rmanber]
Phone: 650-724-2377

For further information on the clinical fellowship, please contact:
Fiona Barwick, Ph.D. [fbarwick]
Phone: 650-721-7558


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