UCNS Comment Periods

When the UCNS Board of Directors proposes substantive changes in program accreditation criteria, program requirements, or to certification eligibility criteria, the UCNS distributes copies to the Parent Organizations and to the relevant subspecialty societies. The recipients may review and comment in writing within thirty days. The Board, at its discretion, may or may not amend the criteria based on these comments. 

UCNS accreditation program requirements and certification eligibility requirements are comprised of two pieces:

  1. Common requirements that are required of all subspecialties to ensure consistency in basic standards for all subspecialties are denoted in bold type.
  2. Subspecialty-specific requirements drafted in coordination with each subspecialty are denoted in regular type.
Proposed changes are indicated in red track-change within each document. The portion available for comment is noted following the document title. If the comment period is for subspecialty-specific text only, comments regarding common requirement text will not be considered. 

Accreditation

2021 Common Program Requirements V.B.4. Fellow Eligibility (incorporated into all subspecialties)
Description of changes for comment:
  • Creation of an Alternative Eligibility Pathway (program requirement V.B.4.) to allow for enrollment of international medical graduates into accredited programs
Comments due: March 26, 2021 CLOSED

2021 Clinical Neuromuscular Pathology Program Requirements (subspecialty specific)
Description of changes for comment:
  • Five-year review of subspecialty-specific program requirements
Comments due: March 26, 2021 CLOSED

2021 Geriatric Neurology Program Requirements (subspecialty specific)
Description of changes for comment:
  • Five-year review of subspecialty-specific program requirements
  • Addition of accreditation-only requirement criteria for program directors
Comments due: March 26, 2021 CLOSED

2021 Headache Medicine Program Requirements (subspecialty specific)
Description of changes for comment:
  • Five-year review of subspecialty-specific program requirements
Comments due: March 26, 2021 CLOSED

Certification

2021 Certification General Eligibility Requirements (applies to all subspecialties)
Description of changes for comment:
  • Creation of eligibility requirements for international physicians seeking UCNS certification
  • General revisions to aid in readability and cohesiveness
  • Addition of a permanent academic appointment eligibility pathway
  • Creation of eligibility requirements for internationally trained faculty at UCNS-accredited training programs
Comments due: March 26, 2021 CLOSED

Comment Submission

Email your comments to acarpenter@ucns.org by the date noted. Your email must reference the document upon which you are commenting, the page number, line number, and your comments. Comments received after the noted date, not submitted electronically, or submitted about items that are not open for comment will not be considered.

Staff Contact

Amanda Carpenter
Senior Manager, Accreditation
acarpenter@ucns.org
(612) 928-6065