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Does anyone know how I can find out which programs offer a headache fellwoship, and also a source to find out where different neuro fellowships are.

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There are several specialties that take an exam by the UCNS after fellowship for "accreditidation". The ones that come to mind are:

Neurocritical care
Behavioral Neurology
Autonomic Disorders
Headache
Neuroimaging
Neuro-oncology

At their site, for now their fellowship directory includes a list of institutions offer headache and behavioral neurology meeting UCNS criteria. Apparently, all others are in the works.
 

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How important are these "accreditations" in terms of actual practice?

Do these have anything to do with ACGME policies?

Would it really be so bad to go into a fellowship for the sake of the training, and leaving it without any actual certificates?


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How important are these "accreditations" in terms of actual practice?

Do these have anything to do with ACGME policies?

Would it really be so bad to go into a fellowship for the sake of the training, and leaving it without any actual certificates?

Thanks :)

I've wondered the same thing. Is there a practical incentive to seeking out certifications in these types of subspecialities?

Of the several subspecialites in neuro that are not 'board-accredited' by the ACGME, but are certified/accredited by other agencies (headache, behavioral, NM, neuro-onc, neauro-imaging), does it make a difference in the long run to go to a program that is accredited and to pursue the certification?