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Exam Committee Member


If you are interested in this role, apply by filling out the online Candidate Information Form at the bottom of the page.

Entity: ABPN Neurocritical Care Exam Committee
Certification Area: Neurocritical Care
Term Start: 1/1/2021
Term End: 1/1/2025 and 1/1/2027
May be renewed: Once
Questions? Contact: KMattson@abim.org or 215-606-4114


The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) has two openings on the Neurocritical Care Exam Committee for an internist or intensivist with clinical expertise in neurocritical care. ABIM's Critical Care Medicine Board will consider candidates for the open positions and will appoint two physicians to the Exam Committee.

Candidates for these positions will need to be currently certified in Internal Medicine or Critical Care Medicine and be able to meet the practice experience requirements that can be found in the Practice Pathway subsection here: Neurocritical Care Policies.

The ABPN Neurocritical Care exam committee is responsible for examination development, administration, and scoring. In doing so, they will establish a content outline for examination, examination criteria (e.g., percentage of questions in each topic area on the content outline, item type (stand-alone, vignette, image, etc.), item style (application, definition)) and prepare all examinations for certification. The Committee will also engage in a standard-setting exercise to determine this standard by establishing a criterion-referenced pass/fail standard for the examination.

The Critical Care Medicine Board will consider each candidate's clinical expertise, career accomplishments, and experience with professional assessments. Demographic and regional factors will be considered in support of the committee's intent to reflect the clinical community and ensure a relevant, high-quality assessment.

We are especially interested in candidates who spend at least 50% of their professional time in direct patient care. We also welcome those who divide their professional time across patient care, teaching, research, and administrative activities.

Requirements for ABIM Service

  • Commitment to ABIM's mission “to enhance the quality of health care by certifying internists and subspecialists who demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for excellent patient care.”
  • Genuine interest in professional development and standard-setting for internal medicine and its subspecialties.
  • Willingness to comply with the MOC Participation Policy for Physicians Serving ABIM, if applicable, which includes a requirement that diplomates certified before 1990 who have never passed an MOC exam must take and pass an MOC exam within the first three years of ABIM service.
  • Willingness to comply with ABIM's Financial and Academic conflict of interest policies, which require relationship disclosures be updated at least annually, and prohibit participation in “board review” or "board prep" courses throughout and two years after ABIM service.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills, as well as ability to meet deadlines and complete task assignments.

Time Commitment

Exam committees typically meet in-person twice a year for two-day meetings, at least one of which is held at the ABIM offices in Philadelphia. For in-person meetings, ABIM arranges and pays for lodging, and reimburses members for meals and travel that fall within the ABIM financial guidelines. Some committee work will be done via webinar several times a year, as needed. Exam Committee members serve an initial two-year term, which may be renewed annually for up to four years of service, pending satisfactory performance.

Submission Deadline


Decision Expected


Candidates will be asked to provide:

  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Letter of Support from a colleague who knows you and your work well.
  • Personal Statement – Approximately 300 words describing your perspective of the ABIM mission and your role in it.

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