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ucfuz

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Does anyone know of any Internal Medicine trained physicians that have completed a Neuro Critical Care Fellowship? Does completing a NCC fellowship limit you to working in an institution with a Neuro ICU, or would you gain enough exposure to be able to work in a Med/Surg ICU as well?
 

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Variable training, but typically neuro ICU training only leaves you suitable for Neuro ICU. Not enough cardio/gen surg training for other units. Knew a guy who was IM/CCM/Neuro. He did it all
 
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Does anyone know of any Internal Medicine trained physicians that have completed a Neuro Critical Care Fellowship? Does completing a NCC fellowship limit you to working in an institution with a Neuro ICU, or would you gain enough exposure to be able to work in a Med/Surg ICU as well?

Most academic institutions will prefer an anesthesiologist or a surgeon to cover the Neruo ICU. There is a small (but growing?) that employ neurology critical care docs. I would be surprised to see an Pulm/Crit to cover but I suppose it's possible. I haven't seen it myself.
 

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There are not enough Neuro-CCM trained docs to make generalizations.

There are certainly not enough IM-NeuroCCM docs to make generalizations.

In my experience: Neurologists who try to become CCM generalists are inadequate. EM and IM docs who complete neuro CCM fellowships can are not prepared to handle general CCM.

HH
 

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Thanks for the responses. Would completing a two year Neuro-CC fellowship allow you to apply for a one year IM-CC fellowship to get that additional MICU experience? I have seen some Neuro-CC programs with up to 5 months of elective time, which could potentially lead to 7 months of MICU rotations with the required 2 months of MICU for a two year NCC fellowship.
 
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