Pediatric Sleep Fellowship Program

  • About the program

    The Pediatric Sleep Fellowship Program at CHOP, offered in conjunction with the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, is an ACGME-accredited joint adult/pediatric program. Training is provided in both adult and pediatric sleep disorders with a pediatric track for candidates with a background in pediatrics or pediatric subspecialties.

    An applicant to the pediatric track should have completed training in an accredited pediatrics residency program prior to beginning sleep training, such that the applicant could sit for the American Board of Pediatrics certifying exam.

    The goal of the fellowship is to train future leaders in academic sleep medicine. Accordingly, two to three years of research (basic or clinical) are expected following a year of comprehensive clinical training. Currently, due to funding regulations, applicants must be citizens of the United States or permanent residents.

  • Contact information

    Thornton Mason, MD, PhD
    Associate Director, Sleep Center

    Carole Marcus, MB,BCh
    Director, Sleep Center

  • Conference schedules

    All conferences may be found on the Center for Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology website.

  • How to apply

    Applications will ONLY be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Please check the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) websites for additional information including specific instructions and timelines for applications and match dates. Visit the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology website to learn more about the Clinical Fellowship Program.

    Instructions for application

    The three-year fellowship seeks physicians who have completed two to three years of training in an accredited residency program in order to sit for the American Board of Pediatrics certifying examination. Currently, due to funding regulations, applicants must be citizens of the United States or permanent residents.

    The following should be sent to Kim Halscheid:

    1. Completed application
    2. Three letters of reference
    3. Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the USMLE, taken within the seven year time frame as required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or equivalent scores
    4. If a graduate of a medical school outside the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico, valid ECFMG certificate or one that does not expire prior to the start of the fellowship

    Tobacco-free hiring policy

    To help preserve and improve the health of our patients, their families and our employees, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has a tobacco-free hiring policy. This policy applies to all candidates for employment (other than those with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey) for all positions, including those covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    Job applicants who apply after July 1, 2014, will be expected to sign an attestation stating they’ve been free of nicotine or tobacco products in any form for the prior thirty (30) days. They will also undergo a cotinine test as a part of the Occupational Health pre-placement drug screen administered after the offer of employment has been accepted but before the first day of hire.

    Exemptions: Attending physicians (excluding CHOP physicians in the Care Network), psychologists, principal investigators and/or Penn-based faculty are exempt from this process to better align with our colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.


    Kim Halscheid
    Administrative Coordinator for the Sleep Division
    Telephone: 215-662-3305

Reviewed on April 02, 2014