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Recognition of Focused Practice: Neurocritical Care

Recognition of Focused Practice in Neurocritical Care

The goal of the Recognition of Focused Practice (RFP) credential in Neurocritical Care (NCC) is to elevate and advance neurointensive patient care for the public good. The RFP is a formal credential for Board-Certified Neurosurgeons who successfully completed an accredited neurocritical care fellowship or met practice criteria. This RFP is approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and managed by the ABNS.

Pathways to Credential

There are two pathways to achieve this credential. The post-fellowship track is designed for individuals who have completed an ACGME, CAST or UCNS accredited fellowship. The clinical practice track is a clinical practice pathway designed for neurosurgeons with a sufficient portion of their practice dedicated to neurocritical care, regardless of graduating from a neurocritical care fellowship.

ACGME: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

UCNS: United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties

CAST: The Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training