AAN Core Curricula
The AAN provides Program Directors with the following information to stay up-to-date on a wide range of topics while providing top-notch training for their medical students:
The AAN Fellowship, Residency, and Clerkship Core Curricula provide recommendations to identify the core content of the knowledge base for fellowship trainees, neurology residents, and medical students involved in neurology clerkships. These curricula are informational resources and do not represent AAN policy in regard to the fellowship, resident, or clerkship training requirements.
The goal of this curriculum is to enhance the care of patients with Neurologic disease by improving the ability of neurologists-in-training to identify ethical issues and appropriately manage those issues.
AAN Evidence-Based Medicine Curriculum
The AAN offers Program Directors an evidence-based medicine curriculum to incorporate into their program. The curriculum includes: teaching tools, short syllabus and recommended text. There are two curriculums available:
- A Curriculum for Clinical Neuroepidemiology and Evidence-Based Neurology (April 2000)
Developed by the Section on Neuroepidemiology, this curriculum is a full two-year curriculum for fellowship training that allows the development of research and teaches leaders in the field of Clinical Neuroepidemiology and Evidence-based Neurology.
- Evidence-based Medicine Toolkit: A Complete Learning Guide for the Resident
This comprehensive EBM curriculum was developed as part of a project to teach neurology residents the concepts of evidence-based medicine. This interactive, web-based program covers the basics of EBM in 19 one-hour lectures that can be given in place of Journal Club. The goal is to foster resident learning through the development of a patient-based question, and to answer this question with a critical appraisal of the literature. After the course is completed, these techniques can be included in daily teaching rounds and in the clinic.
Family Medicine Curriculum in Neurology
Family Medicine Curriculum in Neurology is a collaborative effort by neurology and family practice faculty. It focuses on developing primary care skills in evaluation and management of common neurological problems.
The curriculum is the result of extensive dialogue between neurologists and family physicians to ensure the material meets the needs of both disciplines. Chapters are co-authored by neurologists and family physicians.
Internal Medicine Curriculum in Neurology
The Internal Medicine Curriculum in Neurology is a collaborative effort by the American Academy of Neurology and the American College of Physicians that is intended to be a basic, rapid methodology and teaching tool for analyzing neurologic symptoms
These guidelines are intended to reflect the content of neuroimaging training in many neurology programs. They emphasize the importance of neuroimaging in the training of neurologists. These guidelines are not intended to replace or supplement the Essentials for Residency Training Programs promulgated by the Neurology Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.