UCNS Continues Support of Neurocritical Care Subspecialty

7-3-2018 The American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (ABPN) announced in a recent press release that it received approval of its application to the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to offer a certificate in the subspecialty of Neurocritical Care (NCC).

The United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) has administered NCC certification for physicians and accreditation for NCC training programs since 2007. In partnership with the subspecialty, UCNS has assisted in obtaining National Uniform Claim Committee approval for a NCC taxonomy code, received recognition from the Leapfrog Group, has accredited 69 NCC training programs, and certified 1,374 NCC diplomates. “The UCNS is committed to the continued support of this multidisciplinary subspecialty, the UCNS-certified NCC diplomates and accredited programs,” stated Brenda Riggott, Executive Director. “The UCNS is proud of the role it has had in the recognition and growth of this subspecialty,” she added. UCNS certification is offered to eligible diplomates in good standing of the ABMS primary specialty boards of Neurology, Neurological Surgery, Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, or the equivalent certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

The 2018 UCNS NCC Recertification Examination and 2019 UCNS NCC Initial Certification Examination will take place as scheduled as will the continued accreditation of NCC training programs.

Additional information relating to UCNS NCC certification and accreditation is available in the Neurocritical Care Frequently Asked Questions.