The headache medicine fellowship training program at Texas Children’s recently received accreditation from the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS).
Accreditation is a voluntary process of program evaluation and peer review based on UCNS accreditation standards. Fellows who complete a UCNS-accredited program meet the training eligibility requirements to apply for certification in the subspecialty. There are now 195 UCNS-accredited training programs in the nine UCNS-recognized neurologic subspecialties.
Texas Children’s and Baylor College of Medicine have established a Comprehensive Headache Clinic and now have the first UCNS-certified Pediatric Headache Fellowship Program in Texas, providing the hope of increasing the number of trained Pediatric Headache specialists to serve this great need.
It is estimated that more than 18,000 children and teenagers under the age of 18 in the Greater Houston area suffer from chronic migraine or chronic daily headaches. The shortage of adult and even fewer pediatric headache specialists in the nation increases the demand for this subspecialty thereby ensuring the best possible treatment and outcomes for these patients.
To learn more about Texas Children’s Headache Clinic, click here.