The Pediatric Behavioral Sleep Medicine minor rotation provides interns the opportunity to gain knowledge of and skills in the diagnosis and treatment of both physiological and behavioral sleep disorders. Interns will evaluate and treat patients ages 6 months through college age with a variety of presenting sleep complaints. This includes difficulties falling asleep, multiple nighttime awakenings, poor or unrefreshing sleep, a delayed or shifted sleep schedule, and/or unexplained daytime sleepiness
Patients seen in the Pediatric Behavioral Sleep Clinic also commonly have co-morbid medical (e.g., atopic dermatitis, asthma) or psychiatric (e.g., autism spectrum disorder, anxiety) disorders. Interns are responsible interviewing patients, formulating diagnoses, creating treatment plans, and providing follow-up care. In addition, interns will have the opportunity to participate in a professional project related to pediatric sleep.