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UCNS Update 
February 2021
Comment Period Open
UCNS Fellowship Program and Certification Eligibility Requirements
The UCNS accreditation program requirements and certification eligibility documents are developed in coordination with subspecialties to administer the accreditation and certification processes. Substantive changes to existing documents or implementation of new documents require a comment period.

UCNS is proposing changes to its accreditation Common Program Requirements and certification General Eligibility Requirements. These documents are used as the foundation for developing subspecialty-specific accreditation program requirements and certification eligibility requirements.

In addition, UCNS is in the process of completing its regular five-year review of all subspecialty-specific program requirements. Several subspecialty program requirements are also ready for comment.

UCNS stakeholders are invited to review these changes and submit comments during a 30-day comment period. Documents, descriptions of changes, and instructions for submitting comments are available on the UCNS website. Contact acarpenter@ucns.org with questions.
Certification Examination Application Deadlines Approaching
April 1st is the early deadline to apply for the 2021 UCNS Clinical Neuromuscular Pathology Certification Examination. Applicants save $500 on their application fee if submitted by the April 1st deadline. The extended deadline to apply is April 15th. The examination will take place the week of October 4-8, 2021.

May 3rd is the early deadline to apply for the 2021 UCNS Neurocritical Care Certification Examination. The examination will take place the week of November 1-5, 2021. Apply by the May 3rd early deadline to save $500 on the application fee. The extended deadline to apply will remain open until May 15th.

The online applications, eligibility criteria, exam content outlines, and more are available at www.ucns.org.
2021 C-cert Subspecialty Journal Articles Now Available
The 2021 subspecialty C-cert reading lists are now available on the UCNS website. Diplomates may begin reading the articles and the the 2021 C-cert quizzes will be available in April. Diplomates will be notified when quizzes are available along with instructions on how to access their subspecialty quiz.

Thank you to the many diplomates who submitted articles for consideration on their subspecialty reading list and to the subspecialty examination committee members for their thoughtful review and selection of the 2021 C-cert articles.
Submit Journal Articles for 2022
C-cert Reading List Consideration

What are the new developments in your neurologic subspecialty field of medicine? What are the recent "must-read" articles for physicians who practice in the subspecialty? What are the subspecialty articles being discussed in your Journal Club?

Article submissions will be accepted through August 31, 2021, and will be considered in the selection process for inclusion in the C-cert annual reading list that will be released in early 2022.

Important Dates & Deadlines
March 1: Neuro-oncology 2021 Certification Exam Application Early Deadline (Apply early to save $500)
March 15: Neuro-oncology 2021 Certification Exam Application Extended Deadline
April 1: Clinical Neuromuscular Pathology 2021 Certification Exam Application Early Deadline
April 15: Clinical Neuromuscular Pathology 2021 Certification Exam Application Extended Deadline
May 3: Neurocritical Care 2021 Certification Exam Application Early Deadline
May 17: Neurocritical Care 2021 Certification Exam Application Extended Deadline
June 1: Accreditation applications due for subspecialty fellowship training programs