About IONM and Our Programs

Approximately 750,000 surgical cases use Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM) in the USA annually, and this is expected to increase as the number of surgical procedures employing IONM increases. There are currently over 4000 active board certified CNIM professionals in the field, with an estimated need of over 200 additional certified and trained professionals each year.

To help meet this need, UConn established a 9-credit summer Graduate Certificate program in IONM in 2015 and a Master's in Surgical Neurophysiology in 2019, which has since been accredited through the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The certificate program provides students with an introduction to the field of IONM, a foundation in neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, and prepares them for clinical and advanced training. The Master’s program provides students with the same foundation and preparation, while additional didactic, lab and clinical training will be provided to the students. Clinical cases covered throughout the program can be counted towards the 100 cases needed to sit for the CNIM certification.

See below for more information about our Graduate Certificate and Masters programs!

MS in Surgical Neurophysiology
Graduate Certificate in IONM

Admission Cycle for Summer 2023

Applications for Summer 2023  will be accepted starting from 9/12/22, on a rolling basis and will be closed on March 13, 2023. Please email ionm@uconn.edu if you have any questions.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Dec 16 IONM Virtual Infosession1:00pm