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Goodman Oral Board Preparation 2017
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The AANS Goodman Oral Board Preparation course is a highly-interactive course that simulates the examination given by the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS).

This year, the must-attend AANS Goodman Oral Board Preparation course has been updated to reflect the changes in the ABNS Oral Board Exam. Practicing neurosurgeons who register for the full course will have the opportunity to attend at least four breakout sessions specific to their subspecialty to assist in preparation for the focused practice portion of the exam. Register now for this one-of-a-kind course to enhance your case-management skills, identify knowledge gaps and pass the ABNS Oral Board Exam.

Begun in 1997 by Julius Goodman, MD, this course has become the premier neurosurgical oral board review course with over 90 percent of candidates attending at least once prior to taking the exam.

Available Dates and Locations

May 5-7, 2017 — Houston — Register now

November 2017 — Details coming soon


Member Full Course: $2,300
Non-Member Full Course: $2,500
Military Full Course: $2,000
Plenary Session Only: $1,900

Hotel Locations

May 5-7 in Houston:
Westin Oaks at the Galleria
5011 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77056
Reservations: 888.627.8514
Room Rates: $185
Group Code: AD30AC
Reservation Deadline: April 12, 2017

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss contemporary neurosurgery topics including general, trauma, spine, vascular, tumor, pediatrics and peripheral nerve.
  • Comprehend the format of the ABNS Oral Board Exam.
  • Compare their approach to standard and complex neurosurgical problems with those of their contemporaries.
  • Identify those areas of neurosurgery where further study would be beneficial in preparation for the ABNS Oral Board Exam.

View the Goodman Oral Board brochure here for the course description, agenda, faculty and more!

Who Should Attend

The program is specifically designed for neurosurgeons in private, academic, or subspecialty practice that plan to take the American Board of Neurological Surgeons (ABNS) Oral Board Examination. Note: The ABNS does not require this course before taking the Board Exam. 

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