ACGME approves subspecialty training in neurocritical care

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved the ABPN’s proposal to accredit fellowship programs in the new subspecialty of Neurocritical Care at a February 2019 meeting.

The medical specialty of Neurocritical Care (NCC) is devoted to the comprehensive multisystem care of the critically ill patient with neurological diseases and conditions.

Eligible pathway criteria is available on the ABPN website and the first administration of the exam will be in 2021.  In order to obtain ABPN certification in NCC, an eligible physician must sit for and pass the ABPN NCC examination regardless of past/other certifications in NCC.