Fellowship Programs Achieve UCNS-Accredited Status

12-7-2018 Four new fellowship training programs received accreditation effective December 1. Programs attaining UCNS accreditation status offer the core curriculum established by the subspecialty and meet the required quality standards established by the UCNS. 

Accreditation is a voluntary process of evaluation and peer review based on UCNS accreditation quality standards. Fellows who complete a UCNS-accredited program meet the training eligibility requirements to apply for certification in the subspecialty. There are now 201 UCNS-accredited training programs in the United States and Canada in UCNS-recognized neurologic subspecialty areas including Autonomic Disorders, Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry, Clinical Neuromuscular Pathology, Geriatric Neurology, Headache Medicine, Neuroimaging, Neurocritical Care, and Neuro-oncology. UCNS congratulates the following programs and their program directors in achieving UCNS accreditation effective December 1, 2018:

Program  Program Director 
Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry
Boston VAMC; Boston University Academic Affiliate  Andrew E. Budson, MD 
Headache Medicine 
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center  Lauren Doyle Strauss, DO, FAHS 
Oregon Health and Science University  Prakash Ambady, MD  
Virginia Commonwealth University  Alicia Zukas, MD 

Training programs in the United States and Canada that interested in applying for accreditation will find application and program requirement information for each subspecialty under “Accreditation” at UCNS.org. Applications received by the June 1, 2019 deadline will be reviewed for accreditation in the fall of 2019.