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Fellowship Program Requirements

CAST offers accreditation of fellowship programs in the following sub-specialties.

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

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Spring Applications

The spring application cycle will be open yearly from January 1 through February 28. This cycle is when new fellowship applications may be submitted.

Annual Report

All CAST accredited fellowship programs are required to complete an Annual Report application each year to maintain accreditation. The Annual Report cycle opens on June 1st and closes on July 31st. If the Annual Report shows the program to be out of compliance, the program may have to submit a new application during the next spring cycle application period.

Starting in 2023, programs will be able to request a complement change or site changes within the Annual Report application.

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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.