If you’re looking to transition into the field of surgical neurophysiology, but having difficulty getting your foot in the door due to lack of experience, then perhaps you should consider formal education in neuromonitoring.
The University of Connecticut’s (UConn’s) Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Graduate Certificate prepares students for a healthcare career in this rapidly growing field. Designed by faculty from UConn’s Department of Physiology and Neurobiology in collaboration with Safe Passage Neuromonitoring*, this six-week, 9-credit summer certificate program provides the skills and knowledge needed for students to be trained in the field of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring and prepares them to be hired into a full-time position as a Surgical Neurophysiologist, and actively participate in surgical cases that employ neuromonitoring.
After completing 150 cases in an intraoperative setting, individuals will be eligible to take the national exam for certification in Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring (CNIM) offered by the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET).
After completing UConn’s IONM Graduate Certificate program, students will:
- Learn to identify the major structures in central and peripheral nervous systems; and be familiarized with major skeletal structures, muscles, attachments, and ligaments.
- Understand the basics of recording signals, main neuromonitoring modalities, and common surgeries employing neuromonitoring techniques.
- Become trained with intraoperative neuromonitoring recording machines, write protocols, and use simulator programs that represent examples of signal acquisition in a laboratory setting.
This 9-credit certificate program is designed to provide an integrated and intensive learning experience. The program is delivered through a hybrid format, taking advantage of both face-to-face and online teaching methods. Students can complete the 9-credit certificate in one summer. Instructor consent is required to enroll in this program; an undergraduate course background in biology is recommended.
*Conflict of Interest Statement:
Dear Readers, As you know, I frequently publish continuing education and certification programs on this website. Some programs are listed on static pages, while others are discussed in blog format. I have never been asked to post about any continuing education or certification program, and I’ve never accepted any money or favors in return for “advertising” such programs. I do this on my accord. The program described above is co-sponsored by my employer, Safe Passage Neuromonitoring. I want to very clear about disclosing this particular relationship as it constitutes a clear conflict of interest. I also want you to know that I was not asked to publish this post by anyone, nor was I coerced, paid, etc. At the moment, I have no other affiliation with this program. My reason for publishing any CEU/certification content is simply to promote education and advancement in the field of intraoperative neurophysiology.