The United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) is pleased to announce the names of the physicians who passed the 2017 UCNS Neuro-oncology Certification and Recertification Examinations. Thirty-three physicians passed the Neuro-oncology Certification Examination, demonstrating their expert knowledge in this subspecialty area. These physicians now hold the distinction of being UCNS Diplomates. A total of 20 physicians passed the Neuro-oncology Recertification Examination and have demonstrated their commitment to life-long learning by meeting the continuing medical education and subspecialty knowledge requirements necessary to maintain their certification. There are currently 240 physician Diplomates certified in Neuro-oncology. A press release is available containing a list of newly certified and recertified diplomates. A complete list of UCNS-diplomates is available in the Diplomate directory.
The Fall 2017 UCNS Newsletter is now available online and provides updates and information regarding UCNS certification, accreditation, and more.
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Applications are now being accepted until December 1, 2017, 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 December 1 deadline will be reviewed for approval in the spring of 2018. The next deadline for program applications will be June 1, 2018, for a fall 2018 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 email@example.com or at (612) 928- 6065.
UCNS is pleased to announce the names of 12 newly accredited fellowship training programs. Training programs that earn UCNS-accreditation status meet or exceed the educational standards established by subspecialty experts. There are now 187 UCNS-accredited training programs in the nine UCNS-recognized neurologic subspecialties.
Training programs interested in applying for accreditation will find application and program requirement information in the "accreditation" links below for each UCNS subspecialty. Applications received by the December 1, 2017 deadline will be reviewed for accreditation in the spring of 2018.
The practice track eligibility period has been extended for UCNS certification in Headache Medicine and Neuroimaging. The practice track, often referred to as “grandfathering,” allows a pathway for physicians who have practiced in the subspecialty to qualify for the certification examination after meeting a defined set of criteria. Following the expiration of the practice track, only UCNS-fellowship trained physicians and physicians using the Faculty Diplomate pathway are eligible for certification.
The practice track for Headache Medicine has been extended to include their 2018 and 2020 certification examinations. The Neuroimaging practice track eligibility pathway is available through the 2019 certification examination.