UC Irvine’s Department of Neurological Surgery received full accreditation for its neurosurgery residency training program by the American Council on Graduate Medical Education. Neurosurgery is one of the most difficult specialties to achieve residency training program status, and UCI is only the sixth new program approved in the U.S. over the last 21 years. Approval by ACGME requires that a program have expert neurosurgery faculty on board and demonstrate excellence in clinical care and clinical and basic science research. Under the leadership of Department Chairman Dr. Mark Linskey (pictured), the program seeks to become a top-tier neurosurgery training program and the preferred regional site for neurosurgery continuing medical education.