Healthcare needs are everywhere, but Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring (IONM) is not. Our goal is to close that gap. IONM clinicians are integral members of surgical teams, helping to create a better quality of life for thousands of patients. And the field is growing. However, there’s a global gap, as countries outside the United States lag behind in IONM services with patients and communities are suffering as a result. In a recent survey, respondents from 11 countries indicated that the largest barrier to the use of IONM was a lack of clinical training. Additionally, surgeons and hospital staff reported that IONM equipment purchased based on physician requests for neuromonitoring are not used due to the lack of clinical staff. The bottom line: the world needs more professionally trained and certified IONM technicians to fill the gap and play a critical role in increased surgical success worldwide.
The Center for Electroneurodiagnostics (CEN) is at the epicenter of the United States’ IONM educational and training community. CEN’s focus on comprehensive, didactic education and training during live surgical cases in its network of hospitals has combined to produce excellent employee placement rates and 100% passage rate on the Certification Examination in Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring (CNIM) for those students who have moved on to take the exam. (*as of December 2020). In recognition of the global gap, CEN has launched the Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring for International Students program. This program is designed specifically for students* living outside the U.S. who are interested in a healthcare career and excited about the opportunity to keep patients safe during surgical procedures that put the nervous system at risk.
The program is split into three modules—online didactic, classroom, and practicum—and can be completed in approximately six months. The first module is online and can be completed in six weeks while living in your home country. The second module combines live training on equipment and software in CEN’s New York-based classrooms and segues into actual participation in live surgeries at top hospitals.
If you’re considering a profession in the healthcare sector and are passionate about helping patients and communities in your home country, contact us to discuss our international program and take the first step toward a rewarding, lucrative, and fulfilling career.
*Admission standards include M Visa qualification and an equivalent Bachelor’s degree.
Contact us here to learn more about CEN’s Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring for International Students program.