Continuous Certification documents a surgeon's ongoing commitment to professionalism, lifelong learning, and practice improvement following initial board certification. The ABNS Continuous Certification Program has been designed to provide flexible, high-quality, practice-related learning and assessment to support surgeons in their practice.
As such, the ABNS no longer requires Diplomates to take a high stakes exam to becoming recertified.
The ABNS CC program includes four requirements.
Professionalism and Professional Standing
Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment
Assessment Of Knowledge, Judgment, and Skills
Annual Adaptive Learning tool
As part of this program, an online assessment has been introduced to replace the traditional recertification exam.
The ABNS Part III adaptive learning tool and modules teach new evidence-based information pertinent to the practice of neurological surgery and provides diplomates with the scientific articles they are based on, in a user-friendly format. The learning tool and modules consist of multiple-choice questions and can be accessed on-line 24/7.
Every ABNS diplomate must complete the learning tool annually to meet the requirement. The additional modules in Pediatrics, Neurocritical care and CNS Endovascular are required for individuals who are maintaining a recognized focus practice credential..
Improvement In Medical Practice
Meaningful participation in M &M means Diplomates should be formally reviewing their own cases at least quarterly.
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