CAST:Fellowship Program Requirements


CAST offers accreditation of fellowship programs in the following subspecialties.

To access fellowship program requirements click on a sub-specailty below.

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Spring and Fall Cycle Applications

This includes the following applications:

  • New applications
  • 5-Year renewal applications
  • Compliment Change
  • Site Change

Spring Cycle:      Opens on January 1st, Closes on February 28th

Fall Cycle:            Opens on August 1st, Closes on September 30th  

Annual Report

All CAST Accredited Fellowship Programs are required to complete an annual report each year. Annual Report: Opens on June 1st, Closes on July 31st


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Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowships are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowships (ACPNF) and all pediatric neurosurgery fellowship accreditation decisions are made by the ACPNF.

Information on the pediatric neurosurgery fellowship accreditation process, the pediatric neurosurgery fellowship match, and a current list of accredited pediatric fellowship programs may be found by selecting the links below: 

ACPNF Pediatric Fellowship Accreditation Process(for programs)

ACPNF Pediatric Fellowship Accreditation Process(for applicants)

ACPNF Pediatric Fellowship Accreditation Match

Accrediated Pediatric Fellowship Programs by ACPNF

As of 9/1/2019, the ABNS assumed daily operational duties for the CAST Accreditation Fellowship programs pathway. The CAST committee continues to make the decisions regarding program accreditation with NESAC providing advice specific to program applications for Neuroendovascular surgery fellowship programs.

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