UConn offers a 1- year Masters's Program in Surgical Neurophysiology and a 9-credit summer graduate certificate program. Both programs start in the summer session 1 every year.  Certificate Program is 6 weeks program and does not include clinical rotations. The Master's program runs Summer-Fall- Spring, and includes 9 credits of clinical rotations. To be considered for the program, students need to hold a Bachelor's degree by May in the year of the admission cycle.

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 of Science in Surgical Neurophysiology at University of Connecticut is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Education in Neurodiagnostic Technology (COA-NDT). The master’s program provides students with the same foundation and preparation, with additional didactic, lab, and clinical training. Clinical cases covered throughout the program can be counted toward the 100 cases needed to sit for the CNIM certification.


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Applications for the IONM 2024/25 cohort are closed now.
Applications for IONM 2025/26 cohort will be accepted on a rolling basis from September, 2024.
Please email ionm@uconn.edu with questions.


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What is IONM?

Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) uses neural stimulation and recording of electrical signals from the nervous system during surgical operations. It aims to minimize, reverse, or prevent neurological injury during operative manipulations. The goal is to recognize changes in brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerve function prior to irreversible damage. It can also help guide a surgeon during some procedures.

IONM is in Demand

Approximately 750,000 surgical cases use intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) in the United States annually, and the demand is expected to grow as the number of surgical procedures utilizing 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.

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We are pleased to announce that Hartford Hospital has joined the list of affiliated clinical partners with the IONM Program in January 2023.

The IONM program held workshops at the NEURON conference on 4/24/23 at Quinnipiac University.