Neurocritical Care

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

ABEM-certified physicians will attain subspecialty certification in Neurocritical Care by meeting the eligibility criteria, fulfilling specific credential requirements, and passing the Neurocritical Care Certification Examination.

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology will develop and administer the subspecialty certification examination in Neurocritical Care, while ABEM is responsible for credentialing its candidates and notifying them of their examination results. Two ABEM-certified physicians are serving on the examination committee.

Eligibility

Emergency physicians seeking certification in Neurocritical Care Medicine must:

  1. Be certified by ABEM
  2. Successfully complete the pre-approved training or practice as specified in the eligibility criteria
  3. Complete and submit the application to ABEM
  4. Actively participate in the ABEM MOC Program
  5. Fulfill the ABEM Policy on Medical Licensure
  6. Comply with the ABEM Policy on Board Eligibility for Subspecialty Certification

Examination

The first administration of the Neurocritical Care Certification Examination will be in 2021. 

Apply

The ABEM application cycle for the 2021 exam has not yet been determined.