I. Belgian Official Paper: October 14 th, 1995
- The candidate must be accredited in one of the following basic speciality: anaesthesia, internal medicine (cardiology, pneumology, and rheumatology), surgery (general surgery, neurosurgery, urology, orthopaedic, plastic surgery) or paediatrics.
- The candidate must follow a specific training in intensive care. This one consist of
- A 2 years full time training in one or several ICU recognised for the critical care formation.
- A maximum of 1 of these 2 years can be performed during the formation in the basic speciality (§ 1).
- Three to six months must be accomplished in an accredited emergency department.
- A least 1 year must be performed in a department recognised for the complete formation.
- Six months of the formation can be accomplished, under the responsibility of the Academic supervisor, in an ICU of another Hospital
- During the 2 years, the candidate must follow the courses specifically developed by academic and non academic medical centres
- A least one time, the candidate must present a communication in a scientific meeting or published a paper regarding ICU in a journal with peer-review.
- The candidate with the agreement in Emergency medicine has to make another year of ICU formation.
- To maintain his agreement, the intensivist has to:
- Performed medicine mostly in an ICU
- Developed his knowledge to deliver care to patients according to contemporary data and quality requirement
- Submit his medical practice to evaluation by peers
II. Criteria used by the Flemish accreditation council when applying for the professional title