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Training Programs Achieve UCNS Accreditation

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.

Practice Track “Grandfathering” Eligibility Extended for Headache Medicine and Neuroimaging Certification

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.


Accreditation Application Deadline December 1

UCNS is now accepting accreditation applications until December 1, 2017. Programs approved following this deadline may be accredited as of June 1, 2018. The next deadline for program applications will be June 1, 2018.