UVA’s newly accredited Sleep Medicine Fellowship program will welcome its first fellow in July 2025.


Summary: The University of Virginia (UVA) is launching a new ACGME-accredited Sleep Medicine Fellowship program, starting in July 2025. Directed by Eric Davis, MD, the 12-month program features a Summer Sleep Boot Camp, a longitudinal fellow continuity clinic, diverse rotations, and elective blocks for career development. Applicants must have completed an accredited residency in relevant medical fields. The program aims to provide comprehensive training in sleep medicine, adhering to ACGME requirements and promoting a supportive learning environment.

Key Takeaways:

  • Program Launch: The University of Virginia’s Sleep Medicine Fellowship, accredited by the ACGME, will begin in July 2025 under the direction of Eric Davis, MD, a former pulmonary and critical care program director.
  • Comprehensive Training: The 12-month program features a Summer Sleep Boot Camp, a longitudinal fellow continuity clinic, rotations across various sleep disciplines, and elective blocks for personalized career development.
  • Eligibility and Application: Applicants must have completed an accredited residency in fields such as anesthesiology, internal medicine, neurology, or pediatrics. Applications are submitted through the ERAS system, with virtual interviews conducted between July and October.

The University of Virginia (UVA) announced the launch of its new Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited Sleep Medicine Fellowship program, with the inaugural fellow expected to join in July 2025. 

Directed by Eric Davis, MD, who previously served as UVA’s pulmonary and critical care program director from 2017-2020, the fellowship aims to provide comprehensive training in sleep medicine.

“Our goals for starting a Sleep Medicine Fellowship program at UVA started over a decade ago as we have long had a robust clinical program with faculty spanning several departments,” Davis says in a message from the program director. 

The program’s core values include promoting a supportive learning environment, excellence in patient care, and diverse clinical experiences.

The 12-month fellowship features a two-week Summer Sleep Boot Camp, a longitudinal fellow continuity clinic, rotations in multiple sleep disciplines, and elective blocks for personalized career development. Fellows will gain expertise in a range of sleep disorders, preparing them to be board-eligible in sleep medicine upon completion.

Applicants must have completed an accredited residency in fields such as anesthesiology, internal medicine, neurology, and pediatrics. The application process is conducted through the Electronic Residency Application Service system, with virtual interviews. The application review process will begin on July 17, with interviews being conducted through the end of October. 

For more information, visit the program’s website, or contact program coordinator Lizzie Daniels at [email protected] or 434-924-9610.

Photo caption: Lizzie Daniels (program coordinator), Eric Davis, MD (program director), and Scott Schecter, MD (associate program director)

Photo credit: Kim Kelley-Wagner, University of Virginia, department of medicine.