Sleep Medicine (SM) Examination

Sleep medicine subspecialty certification is designed to recognize excellence among physicians who are specialists in the care of patients with sleep problems and specific sleep disorders. Sleep medicine encompasses a multidisciplinary body of knowledge regarding the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathophysiology, and pharmacology of sleep and wakefulness, and their disorders.

The Sleep Medicine Examination is a comprehensive, one-day computer-based exam of multiple-choice questions in the single best answer format. The exam is designed to evaluate the extent of the candidate's knowledge and clinical judgment in all areas specific to sleep medicine. The exam is administered every other year by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).

The ABA will grant up to 50 CME credits for 12 months of fellowship training in an ACGME-accredited subspecialty program, or in an anesthesiology subspecialty fellowship program sponsored by an ACGME-accredited anesthesiology program. To receive credit toward the MOCA® program, you need to have completed the fellowship in or after the year you received your primary certification in anesthesiology.