Responsibility of Accreditation Secretary :

  • Accreditation Secretary will be over all responsible for the process of accreditation including reaccreditation. It will be his/her duty to present the report to EC for final decision.

How to apply :

  • The institution will apply on a preformed Performa available on ISCCM web site to the ISCCM secretariat.
  • Each application has to be accompanied with inspection fees decided from time to time by EC of the society/College.

Duration of completion of Process of accreditation :

  • The whole process preferably should be completed within a quarter (3 months) from the date of receipt of the application.

Eligibility Criteria for accreditation for IDCCM Institutions: 2017

  • Institutions interested in starting IDCCM can apply only if they have been functioning for at least 2 years and have teachers with adequate experience to be eligible to be considered for the same as per ISCCM eligibility criteria on their rolls.
  • Institute should have at least 12 ICU beds with six mechanical ventilators as basic criteria.
  • Institute should be a 100 bed hospital.
  • Two teachers to be formally accredited in an Institute for undertaking IDCCM training.
  • The institutes applying for the IDCCM must have in addition to approved teachers, a functional unit in critical care as below:
    • Senior consultant : 1 with at least 8 year experience in the speciality
    • Junior consultant : 1 with at least 5 year experience in the speciality
    • Senior Resident : 1 (As per essential qualifications)

  • One Senior consultant & 2 Senior Residents with PG qualifications
  • The institute applying for the accreditation must give an undertaking in addition to teacher that (a) in case a teacher leaves the institute they will continue to provide training to the trainee & (b) all facilities in the institute will be provided to the trainee during his period of training in the institute.
  • Institutions should apply for accreditation along with teacher’s accreditation. Both Teachers & Institute Form will be scrutinize simultaneously for accreditation purpose.
  • Institutions that do not enroll candidates for two consecutive years will automatically lose accreditation and will need to be reaccredited through formal process

Annexure – I

Fees Structure

First time inspection: Rs. 25,000

Re-inspection : Rs. 15,000

Reaccreditation : No Fees

Eligibility Criteria for Teachers accreditation:2017 :

  • In order to be able to impart a high quality of training to candidates the teacher must fulfil the following minimum requirements.
  • A post graduate qualification MD, MS, MCI recognised from a MCI recognized university with at least 8 years post qualification experience in critical care medicine in a recognized major hospital.
  • Post Diploma holders, DA (Diploma in Anaesthesia) or DTCD (Diploma in TB and Chest Diseases), teacher is expected to have 10 years experience.
  • The teacher should have formal qualification in Intensive Care which can be any one or more of them: IDCCM, IFCCM, FNB - Critical Care, DM - Critical Care or equivalent qualification from Australia (FCICM), USA (AB Critical Care), U.K or Canada. These qualifications obtained anytime within 8yrs post MD will fulfil the criteria to be a teacher from 2017 onwards.
  • Teacher should be working full time in an institute to be considered as a teacher for the ISCCM course.
  • To be an IFCCM teacher it is expected for the Teacher to have at least two original articles publications in peer reviewed journal and IDCCM teacher should have atleast 5 publications in peer reviewed journals.
  • Teacher application will be considered along with an Institute application. Teacher accreditation in isolation independent of Institute accreditation is not allowed ( except for additional teacher from an accredited institute)
  • They must devote at least 50% of their professional time by being available to the care of critically ill patients.
  • Teacher should be a Life Member of ISCCM.
  • After a teacher has left an institute he cannot take a new student in another institute for one year from the time of leaving the previous institute.

Eligibility Criteria for IDCCM seat increases: from 2017

  • Atleast two IDCCM candidates must have passed from an Institute in last two years to apply for seat increase.
  • A post graduate qualification MD, MS, MCI recognised from a MCI recognized university with at least 8 years post qualification experience in critical care medicine in a recognized major hospital.
  • For every one seat increase there should be additional 6 ICU beds to existing 12 beds with two additional ventilators to be eligible
  • Teacher to candidate ratio of 1:2 for IDCCM and 1:1 for IFCCM to be maintained when any seat increase is contemplated.

Eligibility Criteria for accreditation for IFCCM Institutions: from 2017

  • Institutions can apply and will be considered for starting of IFCCM only after 2 years of starting of IDCCM
  • Atleast two IDCCM candidates must have passed from an Institute in last two years to apply for IFCCM accreditation.
  • IFCCM teacher must have at least two original article publications in a peer reviewed journal to be eligible.
  • One IFCCM candidate will be allowed for one IFCCM teacher

Eligibility Criteria for reaccreditation: from 2017

  • Institutes need to get re-accredited every three years by submitting a formal application
  • There should be at least one IDCCM candidate pass out in last three years for Institute to be re-accredited.
  • It is expected there is atleast one IDCCM candidate recruited every two years for an Institute to be re-accredited.
  • If there is any concern expressed on any Institute by any of their trainees in three years, re-inspection will be requested for re-accreditation.
  • If an Institute fails to apply for re-accreditation in stipulated time frame given, recognition of an Institute for IDCCM/IFCCM training subsequently stand cancelled. New application has to be submitted for any consideration of re-accreditation later.
  • From 2020 an institute will be reaccredited only if they have two eligible teachers. If any teacher leaves, one year period will be given to the institution to appoint a new teacher from the time the previous teacher has left the institute.

Inspection of hospital/institute

  • Application forms for hospital recognition & teacher recognition are available on the ISCCM website or are available on request from the ISCCM course coordinator
  • Duly filled application forms along with details of the institute and bio-data of the teacher/s with a covering letter requesting for inspection should be sent to the ISCCM course coordinator
  • The ISCCM course coordinator in consultation with the ISCCM education sub-committee appoints 2 inspectors who will scrutinize the application & make an on-site inspection visit.
  • The travel & stay of the inspectors is looked after by the unit desiring recognition. There is no inspection fee charged in any form for recognition of units.
  • The inspection report will be tabled at the next ISCCM education sub-committee meeting and the unit will be sent the inspection report.
  • Once recognition is granted units may start taking candidates from the same academic year if the process is completed in the 1st half of the academic session (28th Feb or 31st August) or the next academic session if the process is completed later.
  • In case units do not meet the criteria, re-application after fulfilling criteria will be required followed by a re-inspection as detailed above
  • All appeals regarding the inspection report or recognition will be put up at the ISCCM executive committee
  • The decision of the ISCCM executive committee will be final in all respects