AUPO FCC compliant programs

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NON AUPO FCC compliant programs

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NANOS Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowships and the Value of AUPO FCC Compliance

NANOS believes in neurologic and ophthalmic education and in the importance of neuro-ophthalmology training including fellowship training. In support of this goal, the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) Fellowship Compliance Committee (FCC) is dedicated to providing a national system that will enhance patient care for ophthalmologic diseases by promoting uniform standards for fellowship training and educational programs in ophthalmic subspecialties including Neuro-Ophthalmology.

Although the AUPO FCC compliance process is entirely voluntary, NANOS strongly endorses the concept of standardization and quality in neuro-ophthalmic fellowship education. NANOS through our Professional Standards Committee has defined a set of criteria for our subspecialty constituting standards for fellowship training that include curriculum as well as research and clinical experience.  Applicants should be aware that neuro-ophthalmology fellowship programs do not participate in the SF Match and consequently applicants should start their application and interviewing process as early as possible. Many fellowship programs fill one, two or even more years in advance and applicants are encouraged to start early because we do not participate as a specialty in the matching program.

In addition, the AUPO FCC has developed general guidelines applicable to all fellowships; the establishment of fellowship requirements; and the monitoring of compliance of individual fellowship programs with these requirements. Programs admitted to the compliance program are monitored on a triennial or quadrennial program review basis to assure that they remain in compliance.

In summary, the AUPO FCC program offers educational standards, protection of the public, protection of institutions, protection of trainees, accountability and enforcement. NANOS strongly endorses programs that are AUPO FCC compliant.

Please click here to view Young Neuro-Ophthalmologist career path tool kits and view videos why NANOS members became Neuro-Ophthalmologists.

2022 AAO Advocacy Ambassador Program

NANOS was proud to be able to sponsor Mary Labowsky’s participation in the Mid-Year Forum 2022 via the Advocacy Ambassador program as part of the NANOS mission and advocacy goals. The 2022 program had 49 societies - 36 state societies and 13 subspecialty/specialized interest societies - who sponsored 169 members in training to attend the Mid-Year Forum 2022.

Mary Labowsky, NANOS 2022 Advocacy Ambassador participant, has a message for everyone who is interested in advocating for neuro-ophthalmology, our profession and patients. Click here to get inspired for action or view the video below.

AUPO Resources and website

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NANOS Fellows-In-Training Group photo at the 2015 Annual Meeting in San Diego, California


(Unknown Patients for Residents in Ophthalmology or Neurology Training) is a NANOS/JNO joint project aimed at piquing the interest of medical students, as well as ophthalmology and neurology residents before they have made final career plans, in order to expose them to what we do. Selected cases will be in a citable format and presented as a narrated PowerPoint. Please note that these cases should written at a resident level or above.

Click here to learn more about UPFRONT Cases.

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NANOS members have successfully presented a poster on Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowships and Careers at the AAN Faculty and Trainee Reception at the AAN 2018 Annual Meeting.

Are you in search of a Neuro-Ophthalmology fellowship? Please visit our Fellowship page for openings.