Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists

Second Annual Andrea Patterson Memorial Scholarship Winner Announced
Andrea Patterson Memorial Scholarship Congratulations to Mr. Surafel Taddese, of Olathe, Kansas who is the winner of the second Andrea Patterson Memorial Scholarship. Taddese is a student enrolled in the Polysomnography Sleep Study Program at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) in Overland Park, Kansas.

Taddese, who is originally from Ethiopia, left his country to escape political unrest and immigrated to Montreal, Canada. In Montreal, he worked as an assistant at Center Care, an assisted living facility where he monitored psychiatric patients. There he developed a love for taking care of people and making their lives better. Taddese is currently working as a security guard for Securitas in Overland Park while he completes his studies at the JCCC.

Taddese is expected to graduate in May 2012 after which he plans to take the RPSGT examination. He holds an Associate's Degree in accounting from Solusi University in Zimbabwe and an Associate's Degree in management from Sheridan College in Toronto, Canada.

The Andrea Patterson Memorial Scholarship Program awards a $2,500 tuition grant each year to a promising student of polysomnography. Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in or accepted by a CAAHEP-accredited program in PSG or a CoARC-accredited program with a PSG add-on. The application window for the third annual Scholarship will open soon - stay tuned for details!

The Online Foundation Of Sleep Technology Gains Momentum, Praise
Atlanta School As students continue to sign up and work through The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine's new self-study program - The Online Foundation of Sleep Technology - we continue to receive great feedback about the coursework, its special features and the national faculty team of sleep technologists and sleep medicine clinicians.

"We are encouraged by the positive feedback we're receiving from students taking The Online Foundation of Sleep Technology," said BRPT President Cindy Altman, RPSGT, R. EEG/EP T. "Students like its user-friendly features including access to the program for six months and the ability to print handouts. The Atlanta School uses a wide range of faculty and the depth of knowledge these experts convey is reflected in the quality of the program, which is receiving high marks. We are very pleased with the impact The Online Foundation of Sleep Technology is having on technologist and technician education."

The Online Foundation of Sleep Technology is accepted by BRPT for pathway 1 and 4 eligibility for the RPSGT exam. For more information, go to

Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists
Save The Date! September 20-22 in Reno, NV

Learn. Earn Continuing Education Credits. Network. Talk With Leading Vendors.

And, a Clinical Sleep Educator (CSE) certificate program will be offered on September 20 before the start of the official program.

Registration Opens April 30th. Watch for more details.