United Council for Nuerologic Subspecialties


UCNS Accredits Four New Programs

Four new fellowship training programs achieved accreditation effective June 1. Programs attaining UCNS accreditation status offer the core curriculum established by the subspecialty and meet required quality standards established by the UCNS. Accreditation is a voluntary process of evaluation and peer review based on UCNS accreditation standards. Fellows who complete a UCNS-accredited program meet the training eligibility requirements to apply for certification in the subspecialty. There are now 197 UCNS-accredited training programs in UCNS-recognized neurologic subspecialties.

UCNS Embarks on Development of New Maintenance of Certification Model

With the changing landscape of maintenance of certification (MOC), alternative models for recertification are emerging. The UCNS Board of Directors focused their recent strategic planning session on evaluating the UCNS recertification process. After careful evaluation of alternative models of MOC and feedback obtained through a survey of UCNS diplomates, the UCNS will embark on the development of a new MOC process. The new process will align with life-long learning, online knowledge assessment, and a continuous certification model. Preliminary information is available in the official press release.

Examination Application Deadlines Approaching

Don't miss the early application savings deadlines for the 2018 Neurocritical Care recertification examination and the 2019 Neuroimaging initial examination. Save $500 when you apply by the early application deadlines.

Accreditation Application Deadline December 1

UCNS is now accepting accreditation applications until December 1, 2018. Programs approved following this deadline may be accredited as of June 1, 2019. The next deadline for program applications will be June 1, 2019.

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: