by Alexander Bisdorff and Jan Kuks
The UEMS (Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes) has as a main objective to set the basis for European standards in postgraduate medical training and to develop a mechanism of evaluation of medical specialists’ competence at the European level. As one part of this endeavor, each specialist section of the UEMS elaborates a core curriculum describing minimal standards of knowledge and skills a trainee doctor should acquire before being recognized as a medical specialist in Europe.
This core curriculum has to be updated every 5 years and this process is presently going on for neurology. Link to the core curriculum
The core curriculum will serve as a blue print for the European Neurological Exam and we hope, it will also be a template and inspiration for national postgraduate training programs.
The present draft is the result of the discussions of the Section of Neurology of the UEMS composed of delegates of the national neurological associations of the European Union.
In its last board meeting it was decided to ask for further comments and wider input before forwarding this document to the central board of the UEMS for official endorsement.
We invite our readers to bring their remarks to the fore. Please send them to email@example.com before December 1st, 2013. We are looking forward to your reactions and will be happy to use them to further improve the document.
Alexander Bisdorff is Professor of Neurology in Luxembourg and Chair of the UEMS-Section and Board of Neurology
Jan Kuks is Professor of Neurology in The Netherlands and Vice Chair of the UEMS-Section and Board of Neurology and Editor of the Core Curriculum.