Board certification is a voluntary process, which demonstrates a physician’s expertise in neurological surgery and/or subspecialty.

PGY 1 through PGY 7
Optional Fellowship
Primary Examination
Practice Years
Oral Examination
Continuous Certification (CC/MOC)

Must complete 7 years of residency training at an ACGME accredited program

Fellowships in subspecialties are optional; 1 or 2 year

Primary Examination(written exam) can be taken for self assessment, must be taken for credit and passed at least once

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

Residency; 7 years
Fellowship; optional 1-2 years
Primary Exam
Practice Years
Oral Examination
Continuous Certification (MOC/CC)
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