|Choice of Dates||2021|
|Application Deadline||April 6, 2021|
In August 2018, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. (ABPN) formally received approval from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to offer a certificate in the subspecialty of neurocritical care. See our press release for more information.
The medical specialty of neurocritical care is devoted to the comprehensive multisystem care of the critically ill patient with neurological diseases and conditions.
The subspecialty certificate will be administered by the ABPN but also offered to eligible diplomates of the American Board of Anesthesiology, the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Neurological Surgery.
The general requirements are:
During a “grandfathering” or practice pathway period of six years, eligible neurologists, anesthesiologists, emergency medicine physicians, and neurosurgeons may qualify to sit for the neurocritical care examination if they are certified in neurocritical care by the UCNS or CAST, have completed a “fellowship” in neurocritical care (UCNS, CAST, or other non-accredited fellowship), or have documented one of the following:
* This calculation is based on an average work week of 40 hours. Physicians whose total practice exceeds 40 hours per week may still use the 40 hours number as the denominator of their % calculation.
** This approach specifically applies to academic program directors, administrators, or researchers, and provides them a pathway to qualification.
After the six year “grandfathering” or practice pathway period, all candidates applying for examination in neurocritical care must meet the general requirements listed earlier in addition to the following training requirements:
Neurology, anesthesiology, and emergency medicine candidates applying for examination in neurocritical care must have either completed one year of general ACGME-accredited anesthesiology, medical or surgical critical care fellowship AND one year of an ACGME-accredited neurocritical care fellowship OR have completed two years of an ACGME-accredited neurocritical care fellowship.
Neurological surgery candidates applying for examination in neurocritical care must have either completed one year of an ACGME-accredited neurocritical care fellowship during elective time within residency training after PGY 3 (divided into no more than 3 four-month blocks) OR have completed one year of an ACGME-accredited neurocritical care fellowship after completion of a neurological surgery residency.
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