Creating a New Set of Milestones for the Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship

Dara V.F. Albert, Brian J. Hanrahan, Marcia V. Felker, Thy P. Nguyen, Lyell K. Jones, Daniel A. Freedman, Gauri V. Pawar, Nicole Danner, Divya Singhal, Sydney M. McLean, Laura A. Edgar

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Introduction:The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology first developed milestones for the clinical neurophysiology (CNP) fellowship in 2015. The milestones provide a comprehensive evaluation of the fellow's development based on six domains of competency. Here, we describe the development of a new set of milestones for CNP fellowship with level 1 as the incoming level, level 4 as the goal for graduation, and level 5 as the aspirational level that may not be achieved.Methods:Committee members were nominated or volunteered to participate in the milestones update. Milestone development began with the creation of a shared mental model of the ideal skills and knowledge a graduating CNP fellow should attain.Results:The CNP committee met virtually 7 times for a total of 14 meeting hours. Nine Patient Care and five Medical Knowledge milestones evolved from the seven Patient Care and six Medical Knowledge milestones that were in the first iteration. The committee incorporated 11 "Harmonized Milestones" into the revision and a supplemental guide was created.Conclusions:The revised Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education milestones for CNP fellowship contain important updates that program directors should review against their curricula to identify any gaps in learning. Program leadership should take note of two new Patient Care milestones for telemedicine and intraoperative monitoring. Clinical neurophysiology fellowships are not designed to provide level 4 competency across all milestones. The revised milestones should be viewed within the context of an individual program's goals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-270
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Neurophysiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 1 2022


  • Assessment
  • Competency
  • Graduate medical education
  • Neurology education
  • Professional development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Physiology


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