College of Medicine MD Curriculum

Sleep Medicine Elective

Title of Clerkship: Sleep Medicine Elective 

Elective Year(s): Fourth Year

Department: Internal Medicine

Type of Elective: Clinical

Clerkship Sites:
University of Toledo – Comprehensive Medical Practice (Falzone Clinic)
2100 W. Central Avenue, Ste. 200
Toledo, Ohio 43606

Toledo Office Pediatric Pulmonary/Sleep & CF Clinic (Ebeid Children’s Hospital)
2121 Hughes Drive, Suite 640
Toledo, Ohio 43606

Hickman Cancer Center (Flower Hospital)
5200 Harroun Road
Sylvania, Ohio 43560

Course Number:  MEDI728

Blocks Available:  All except June, July, August and November

Number of Students/ Block: Up to 2

Andre Aguillon, M.D., Ajaz Sheikh, M.D., Youngsook Yoon-Krawczyk, M.D., Ragheb Assaly, M.D., Elisabeth James, Ph.D., Kathryn Williams, M.D., Erika Manis, M.D., Geoffrey Rulong, M.D., Hassan Dbouk, M.D., Abbey Dunn, M.D.

Elective Description/ Requirements:
This 4-week elective will provide a general overview of sleep medicine. Students will be exposed to many different sleep disorders and how they can affect a person’s general health or be caused by other medical diseases or medications.

Length of Clerkship: 4 weeks

Educational Course Objectives and Links to EPOs:

  1. Identify the major disorders encountered in sleep medicine, such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Central Sleep Apnea, Sleep Related Hypoventilation/Hypoxemia, Narcolepsy, Restless Legs Syndrome, and Insomnia. (EPOs: MK-2, MK-3, MK-4)
  2. Demonstrate how to take a sleep history and perform a sleep physical and when to order a polysomnography (sleep study). (EPOs: PB-1, PC-1)
  3. Describe the basics of sleep and circadian rhythm, the use of sleep-altering medications, the effects of commonly prescribed medications on sleep-wake, and the effects of sleep disturbances on patients’ medical and psychiatric co-morbidities. (EPOs: MK-1, MK-4, MK-6)
  4. Describe the diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for patients with common sleep disorders based on current standards, guidelines, and evidence-based medicine. (EPOs: MK-3, MK-7, PC-5, PC-6, PC-7, PC-9, PB-3)
  5. Demonstrate how to interpret data from patients’ positive airway pressure (PAP) devices and how to explain the data to the patients. (EPOs: MK-4, MK-7, PB-1, PC-4, PC-7)
  6. Describe the basic principles and methods of sleep study scoring and interpretation. (EPOs: PC-6)

UT/COMLS students will meet or exceed the institutional standards for professionalism as stated in the current Educational Program Objectives and the current Educational Course Objectives for the Sponsoring Department.

Instructional Methods:

  1. Small group – clinical skills
  2. Interpretation of lab data
  3. Diagnostic tests – use/interpretation                                                                             
  4. Lecture/media
  5. Independent study
  6. Outpatient rounds
  7. Sleep ISR (Inter-Scorer Reliability)

Evaluation Methods:

  1. Attendance
  2. Case presentation
  3. Case write-up
  4. Faculty/resident evaluation
  5. Narrative

Prerequisites: Successful completion of required Internal Medicine Clerkship

Clerkship Director:  Mani Askari, M.D.

Clerkship Coordinator: Dawn Jagodzinski, Mackenzie McNair
Phone Number: 419-383-5022

ECC Approved
June 2023

Last Updated: 12/5/23