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AANS Goodman Oral Board Preparation

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).

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. 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.


May 2-4, 2018 – Phoenix

Nov. to be announced

Registration will open Jan. 2018



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

The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

The AANS designates this live activity for a maximum of 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


To obtain CME credit for taking and passing the ABNS Oral Board Exam, please contact the American Medical Association (AMA) via email at or click here.

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