Two fellows reflect on their experience studying sleep medicine at Michigan Medicine, which is the second largest sleep medicine fellowship program in the country, and share what others should know about their subspecialty.

Matlen: Although I love what I do as a general pediatric neurologist, I was also excited to train to become an expert in such an interesting field, which has broad quality of life implications and combines what I learned in fellowship to use between the two practices of pediatric neurology and sleep medicine.

There is extensive overlap between pediatric neurology and pediatric sleep medicine clinical practices, particularly in the management of epilepsy and headache disorders. I also found the electroencephalography (EEG) portion of my pediatric neurology training to be fascinating, relying on visual pattern recognition and allowing for variety of practice.