United Council for Nuerologic Subspecialties


UCNS Continues Support of Neurocritical Care Subspecialty

The American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (ABPN) announced in a recent press release that it received approval of its application to the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to offer a certificate in the subspecialty of Neurocritical Care (NCC). The UCNS has administered NCC certification for physicians and accreditation for NCC training programs since 2007 and is committed to the continued support of this multidisciplinary subspecialty, the UCNS-certified NCC diplomates and accredited programs.

The 2018 UCNS NCC Recertification Examination and 2019 UCNS NCC Initial Certification Examination will take place as scheduled as will the continued accreditation of NCC training programs. Read the UCNS press release and the answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for additional information.

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 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: