Board certification is a voluntary process, which demonstrates a physician’s expertise in neurological surgery and/or subspecialty.
Must complete 7 years of residency training at an ACGME accredited program
Fellowships in subspecialties are optional; 1 or 2 year
Practice years are those that take place after completing residency. During this time candidates should be logging 125 cases in preparation for the oral examination
Oral Examination is offered twice yearly
I. Professionalism, professional standing, II. Lifelong learning & self assessment, III. Assessment of knowledge, skills & judgement, IV. Practice improvement