United Council for Nuerologic Subspecialties


Congratulations New and Recertified Neurocritical Care Diplomates

The UCNS is pleased to announce the names of the physicians who passed the 2017 UCNS Neurocritical Care Certification and Recertification Examinations. A total of 155 physicians passed the Neurocritical Care Certification Examination and 109 physicians passed the Neurocritical Care Recertification Examination. There are currently 1,374 physicians Diplomates certified in Neurocritical Care.

UCNS Certification Recognition Resources Now Available

Promote your UCNS certification using new certification recognition resources. UCNS diplomates will find useful tools to educate the medical community, referral sources, institutions, and patients on the value of their UCNS neurologic subspecialty certification:

Certification/Recertification Application Periods Now Open

The online application periods for the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) are open for the following examinations:

UCNS Accreditation - June 1 Application Deadline

Applications are now being accepted until June 1, 2018, from programs seeking accreditation in any of the nine UCNS-recognized neurologic subspecialty areas. Accreditation is a voluntary process of evaluation and peer-review based on UCNS accreditation standards. Programs that attain accreditation status offer the core curriculum established by the subspecialty and meet the required quality standards established by UCNS. Residents seeking fellowships in UCNS subspecialty areas know that the UCNS training programs offer the training defined by experts in that specialty, with oversight of the UCNS Accreditation Council. Fellows graduating from UCNS-accredited training programs meet the training eligibility requirements for certification in their respective UCNS-recognized subspecialty, creating a strong career path for fellow graduates.

Accreditation applications are accepted throughout the year with spring and fall review deadlines. New applications received by the June 1 deadline will be reviewed for approval in the fall of 2018. The next deadline for program applications will be December 1, 2018, for a spring 2019 application review. To begin the accreditation application process, programs must first request access to the online application. Additional information and training program requirements are available in the accreditation links below for each subspecialty or by contacting Amanda Carpenter, Senior Manager, Accreditation at acarpenter@ucns.org or at (612) 928- 6065.