Title

Building a neuroinfectious disease consensus curriculum.

Division

Continental

Hospital

Swedish

Document Type

Manuscript

Publication Date

7-30-2019

Keywords

neurology-infectious diseases, delphi technique, education, curriculum, fellowship training

Disciplines

Medical Education | Medicine and Health Sciences | Neurology

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To delineate a comprehensive curriculum for fellowship training in neuroinfectious diseases, we conducted a modified Delphi approach to reach consensus among 11 experts in the field.

METHODS: The authors invited a diverse range of experts from the American Academy of Neurology Neuro-Infectious Diseases (AAN Neuro-ID) Section to participate in a consensus process using a modified Delphi technique.

RESULTS: A comprehensive list of topics was generated with 101 initial items. Through 3 rounds of voting and discussion, a curriculum with 83 items reached consensus.

CONCLUSIONS: The modified Delphi technique provides an efficient and rigorous means to reach consensus on topics requiring expert opinion. The AAN Neuro-ID section provided the pool of diverse experts, the infrastructure, and the community through which to accomplish the consensus project successfully. This process could be applied to other subspecialties and sections at the AAN.

Publisher or Conference

Neurology

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