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Training Requirements

For Candidates

For candidates for ABNS certification, all post-graduate training must be completed as a resident in an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited neurological surgery program, under the direction of the resident's neurosurgery program director. The board will evaluate ACGME case log data as a measure of the breadth of resident experience at the completion of residency training. Click here for the details on the Individual Case Minimum Requirement.

Learn more about Family Medical Leave Act while in residency and post-residency.

Click here to learn more about ACGME Residency Programs 

Click here for the list of Neurological Surgery Residency Programs accredited by the ACGME

Public data requests can be sent to ACGME using the following link

Demographic data for Neurological Surgery residency programming accredited by the ACGME can be accessed through the 2020-2021 ACGME Data Resource Book located at the link below: