Trends in American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology specialties and neurologic subspecialties

L. R. Faulkner, D. Juul, Robert Pascuzzi, M. J. Aminoff, P. K. Crumrine, S. T. Dekosky, R. F. Jozefowicz, J. M. Massey, N. Pirzada, A. Tilton

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Objective: To review the current status and recent trends in the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) specialties and neurologic subspecialties and discuss the implications of those trends for subspecialty viability. Methods: Data on numbers of residency and fellowship programs and graduates and ABPN certification candidates and diplomates were drawn from several sources, including ABPN records, Web sites of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Medical Association, and the annual medical education issues of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Results: About four-fifths of neurology graduates pursue fellowship training. While most recent neurology and child neurology graduates attempt to become certified by the ABPN, many clinical neurophysiologists elect not to do so. There appears to have been little interest in establishing fellowships in neurodevelopmental disabilities. The pass rate for fellowship graduates is equivalent to that for the "grandfathers" in clinical neurophysiology. Lower percentages of clinical neurophysiologists than specialists participate in maintenance of certification, and maintenance of certification pass rates are high. Conclusion: The initial enthusiastic interest in training and certification in some of the ABPN neurologic subspecialties appears to have slowed, and the long-term viability of those subspecialties will depend upon the answers to a number of complicated social, economic, and political questions in the new health care era.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1110-1117
Number of pages8
JournalNeurology
Volume75
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 21 2010

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Neurology
Nervous System
Psychiatry
Certification
American Medical Association
Maintenance
Graduate Medical Education
Neurophysiology
Accreditation
Internship and Residency
Medical Education
Economics
Delivery of Health Care

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Medicine(all)

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Faulkner, L. R., Juul, D., Pascuzzi, R., Aminoff, M. J., Crumrine, P. K., Dekosky, S. T., ... Tilton, A. (2010). Trends in American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology specialties and neurologic subspecialties. Neurology, 75(12), 1110-1117. https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181f39a41

Trends in American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology specialties and neurologic subspecialties. / Faulkner, L. R.; Juul, D.; Pascuzzi, Robert; Aminoff, M. J.; Crumrine, P. K.; Dekosky, S. T.; Jozefowicz, R. F.; Massey, J. M.; Pirzada, N.; Tilton, A.

In: Neurology, Vol. 75, No. 12, 21.09.2010, p. 1110-1117.

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Faulkner, LR, Juul, D, Pascuzzi, R, Aminoff, MJ, Crumrine, PK, Dekosky, ST, Jozefowicz, RF, Massey, JM, Pirzada, N & Tilton, A 2010, 'Trends in American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology specialties and neurologic subspecialties', Neurology, vol. 75, no. 12, pp. 1110-1117. https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181f39a41
Faulkner, L. R. ; Juul, D. ; Pascuzzi, Robert ; Aminoff, M. J. ; Crumrine, P. K. ; Dekosky, S. T. ; Jozefowicz, R. F. ; Massey, J. M. ; Pirzada, N. ; Tilton, A. / Trends in American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology specialties and neurologic subspecialties. In: Neurology. 2010 ; Vol. 75, No. 12. pp. 1110-1117.
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