A Core Curriculum, for use by medical schools and residency programmes, was originally identified as an educational goal by the International Headache Society Strategic Planning group. In 2009 the IHS Education committee initiated the Core Curriculum project, with the aim write three curricula, one each for Neurologists, Medical Students and Primary Care Physicians.
The Core Curriculum for Neurologists, authored by Michail Vikelis, Peter Sandor, Miguel Lainez, Allan Purdy, Guus Schoonman and Alan Rapoport, was finalised in 2011. The aim of the Curriculum is to define the minimum knowledge about headache required by neurologists for qualification as a specialist in neurology, and is based on information collected from different regions worldwide.
You can download the core curriculum HERE. We are also happy to send print copies for distribution at any national meetings – if you would like copies please contact Carol Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Peter J Goadsby is Professor of Neurology and President of the International Headache Society