Sleep Medicine Clinical Competency

We consider clinical competence in an anesthesiology subspecialty to be an initial step toward subspecialty board certification. Fellowship training in sleep medicine must follow completion of the continuum of education in anesthesiology unless our Credentials Committee prospectively approves a different training sequence.
Certified anesthesiologists (“diplomates”) must be capable of performing independently the entire scope of the anesthesiology subspecialty practice without accommodations or with reasonable accommodation. They must also be free from influence of or dependency on chemical substances that impair cognitive, physical, sensory or motor functions.

Clinical Competence Evaluation Categories

  • Patient Care
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-Based Practice