Trainee Resources

Trainee Resources

Welcome to the Trainee Resource page. The NCS Trainee Section has several exciting ongoing projects and welcomes your participation. If you are interested in helping out with the activities of the section – contact, or

Thank you, and hope to hear from you soon!
Alexis Steinberg, MD, Chair
Sasha Yakhkind, MD, Chair-Elect


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Pocket Guide to Neurocritical Care

The first edition of the Pocket Guide to Neurocritical Care was published in 2017 by the Trainee Section in conjunction with the NCS Educational Products Committee. It is a short guide to important topics in NCC targeted at residents, medical students, nurses, NPs, PAs and pharmacists. A new edition is planned every few years, and this section works closely with the EPC in selecting authors and putting the book together. We plan to have one or two trainee authors for each chapter, supervised by a senior established author. In the time that is left until the second edition is to come out, we plan to convert the first edition into a digital version, which can be downloaded into users’ phones or tablets. Project Leader: Winnie Lau  


The Trainee Section has been involved in outreach to other members of the medical community since its inception. From a group of primarily neurology-trained fellows and residents, we have expanded our membership to include people from nursing, NP and pharmacy backgrounds. We also have members from pediatrics and internal medicine backgrounds among our membership. We plan to reach out to other societies and professional bodies to recruit new trainee members from different areas. We also hope to expand our membership internationally.

Get involved! If you or someone you know wishes to join the NCS Trainee Section Leadership or take part in our events, the contact person is Marlina Lovett. Send an email ATTN: Marlina to

NCS and AAN Meetings

This section works very closely with the organizing committees of the NCS annual meeting and the AAN annual meeting. We hold several events at each of these meetings, such as the Mentorship Mingle (to put mentors and mentees in touch with each other), Navigating your Career (to give guidance to trainees on how to put together a career in neurocritical care), breakfast meetings (small group sessions) and a happy hour. At AAN, one major thrust of our efforts is to popularize the NCS and the field of Neurocritical care among attendees, and encourage more people to enter the field. We also work with WINCC to organize the leadership training programs at NCS, which were very well received in 2018.

Stories of Hope

This is a new project for the Trainee Section and we are working closely with the Communications committee and Currents magazine editorial staff to come up with a system to collect inspiring stories of survival from NeuroICUs. The goal of this project is to systematically publish stories of patients who have had severe brain injury and then had an amazing/inspiring recovery. We are looking for trainees to write, publicize and organize this new endeavor. Project Leader: Sasha Yakhkind

Trainee Section of Neurocritical Care Journal

If you are aspiring to create an academic career for yourself, we have a special Trainees’ section in the Neurocritical Care journal. Trainees from all fields can contribute articles about their experiences in the field, typically related to the care of a complicated patient.

Article Submission Type: A Day in the Life of a Neurocritical Care Trainee

  • Focus on clinical decision making in challenging cases which requires complex decision making (unusual diseases or atypical presentations of common diseases)
  • Authors: Two authors, one must be a trainee. Describe each author's role int he manuscript
  • No abstract
  • Suggested subheadings: Introduction, Case, Management, Discussion and Key points
  • References: maximum of 10
  • Length: maximum of 1500 words (does not include figures, tables and references)
View more instructions for authors here.