New UManitoba fellowship to recruit, train doctors who specialize in sleep medicine


The University of Manitoba’s respirology department has received accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to train and certify one fellow per year in sleep medicine. The fellow will be hosted at Misericordia Health Centre’s Sleep Disorder Centre, where they will gain experience diagnosing and managing sleep disorders such as insomnia, narcolepsy, and circadian rhythm disorders. “Manitoba is now home to one of only six universities in Canada that offers a fellowship that will support the education, assessment, diagnosis, and management of disorders related to sleep,” said Government of Manitoba Health Minister Uzoma Asagwara. “This fellowship is key to our government’s goal of making it easier for Manitobans to access the health care they need, closer to home.”