Standards for endovascular neurosurgical training and certification of the Society of Korean Endovascular Neurosurgeons 2013

Dong Seong Shin, Sukh Que Park, Hyun Seung Kang, Seok Mann Yoon, Jae Hoon Cho, Dong Jun Lim, Min Woo Baik, O. Ki Kwon, Bum Tae Kim

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    Abstract

    The need for standard endovascular neurosurgical (ENS) training programs and certification in Korea cannot be overlooked due to the increasing number of ENS specialists and the expanding ENS field. The Society of Korean Endovascular Neurosurgeons (SKEN) Certification Committee has prepared training programs and certification since 2010, and the first certificates were issued in 2013. A task force team (TFT) was organized in August 2010 to develop training programs and certification. TFT members researched programs and systems in other countries to develop a program that best suited Korea. After 2 years, a rough draft of the ENS training and certification regulations were prepared, and the standard training program title was decided. The SKEN Certification Committee made an official announcement about the certification program in March 2013. The final certification regulations comprised three major parts: certified endovascular neurosurgeons (EN), certified ENS institutions, and certified ENS training institutions. Applications have been evaluated and the results were announced in June 2013 as follows: 126 members received EN certification and 55 hospitals became ENS-certified institutions. The SKEN has established standard ENS training programs together with a certification system, and it is expected that they will advance the field of ENS to enhance public health and safety in Korea.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)117-124
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
    Volume55
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Keywords

    • Certification Committee
    • Endovascular Neurosurgery
    • Society of Korean Endovascular Neurosurgeons

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Neuroscience(all)
    • Clinical Neurology

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