ACGME Sleep Fellowship

How To Apply

The fellowship program values diversity and strongly encourages applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds. Our fellowship program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and therefore applicants need to submit their application through the ERAS system. We will be participating in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). After we receive your completed application including three supporting letters, your file will be reviewed and you will be notified regarding the availability of an interview. The requirements include:

  • M.D., D.O., or equivalent degree
  • Successful completion of an ACGME-certified internal medicine, family medicine, neurology, psychiatry, or pediatrics residency program sponsored by a major university in the United States or Canada
  • For graduates of medical schools outside the U.S. and Canada, appropriate certification by the USMLE/FLEX
  • Licensed by the State of Illinois at the beginning of the fellowship

We encourage early application through ERAS. We will interview applicants from mid-August till early October.

Virtual interviews: Depending on national and local institutional recommendations, virtual interviews will be held, and may be maintained as a possibility for selected applicants once the COVID-19 pandemic has abated and restrictions lifted. Detailed instructions will be sent to applicants prior to interviews.

In person interviews: Applicants invited for an in-person interview spend the day with faculty and fellows. Applicants will meet with several members of the fellowship program, enjoy lunch and given a tour of our clinical and research facilities, and sit in on a conference and a session of polysomnogram interpretation.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our training program. Inquiries concerning the fellowship program should be directed to Dr. Alejandra Lastra.


Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program:

Alejandra C. Lastra, MD

Sleep Medicine Fellowship Coordinator:

Carli Danaher
Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program
Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
The University of Chicago

5841 South Maryland Avenue
MC 6092, MC 6076
Chicago, IL 60637
Tel: 773-834-3500
Fax: 773-702-6500