Headache Medicine Fellowship training at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas lasts one year.
The program includes self study, didactic lectures, journal club discussion, case study discussions, grand round presentations, internet-based learning opportunities, attendance at national and regional headache medicine meetings and interactive learning from peers and faculty members involved in patient care.
The program covers the content outline for the Headache Medicine written examination including:
Epidemiology and co-morbidities of migraine
Anatomy of pain
Pathophysiology involved in pain
Various headache disorders
Pharmacology of headache treatment
Classification and diagnosis of headache disorders in keeping with the ICHD-3 beta
Fellows also will be involved in the assessment and treatment of headache disorders including primary and secondary headaches, as well as treatment consideration for special populations.
Fellows observe the program director and other faculty members offer diagnosis, assessment and treatment options and then perform these activities under supervision.
During elective rotations, Fellows work with faculty to develop an understanding of the evaluation and treatment of conditions commonly associated with headache disorder and behavioral headache medicine. During elective rotations the elective faculty will participate in similarly scheduled didactic workshops with the Fellow.