ABMS Neurocritical Care Multidisciplinary Subspecialty
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) adopted a new Neurocritical Care (NCC) Subspecialty involving the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), American Board of Anesthesia (ABA), American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) and American Board of Neurosurgery (ABNS). The new NCC subspecialty will allow for uniformity in the training and skill sets of neurointensivists through ACGME-accredited fellowship training. Download the ABPN press release to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions
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UCNS Certification Examination is now open. Learn more here.
UCNS Expands Certification Eligibility to Doctors of Osteopathy. Read the press release here.
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Call for Comments - Revision to the UCNS Neurocritical Care Program Requirements
Download the UCNS NCC Program Requirements memo here.
UCNS last approved the Neurocritical Care program requirements for program accreditation in 2014. Revisions to this document are now being proposed:
- Diplomates of the American Osteopathic Association are now allowed to sit for the UCNS boards. The proposed program requirement revisions clarify that diplomates of the American Osteopathic Association can serve as Neurocritical Care Fellowship Program Directors, Core Faculty, and Fellows.
- The new revisions clarify that evaluation of Neurocritical Care fellows should incorporate the UCNS Neurocritical Care Milestones that were approved in February 2019.
Please see the memo
from Holli Horak, MD, FAAN, Chair, UCNS Accreditation Council, inviting you to submit your comments. Please note that comments are due September 27, 2020
, and must be returned electronically to Amanda Carpenter, UCNS Senior Manager of Accreditation, as directed in the memo.