Members
Membership Requirements

AANS offers membership to neurosurgeons, residents, fellows and allied health professionals.

Categories

Fellow (FAANS): For neurosurgeons certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, or Mexican Council of Neurological Surgery and residing in the United States, Canada or Mexico.

Guidelines (PDF 137KB)

Provisional: For the neurological surgeon who resides in North America and has completed a neurosurgical residency in the US, Canada, or Mexico and is eligible for certification by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, or the Mexican Council of Neurological Surgery, or the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery.

Guidelines (PDF 135KB)

Affiliate: For those neurosurgeons who are trained outside of North America and practicing in North America OR for neurosurgeons who are certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery in neurosurgery.

Guidelines (PDF 121KB)

Dues for FAANS, Provisional, and Affiliate Categories
(includes required JNS)

United States $925
Canada/Mexico $525
Military $0

International and International/Developing Countries: For neurological surgeons who do not qualify as a Fellow Member by virtue of their country of residence or training and who have completed a formal neurosurgical training program as determined by, and suitable to, the Board of Directors. Individuals applying for International Membership must reside outside of the US or Canada at the time of application.

In an outreach effort to neurological surgeons in developing countries, the AANS is offering International Membership at a reduced dues rate. To be eligible for this reduced dues rate, neurosurgeons must reside in a developing country as defined by the World Bank's Income Data & Statistics. Other eligibility requirements apply: This International Membership is for neurological surgeons who do not qualify as a Fellow Member by virtue of their country of residence or training and who have completed a formal neurosurgical training program as determined by, and suitable to, the Board of Directors.Starting in 2017, all International membership categories include a complimentary online JNS subscription (see chart below for JNS paper subscription fee). Click on Guidelines for International/Developing Countries for a list of countries eligible for the reduced dues rate.

Guidelines for International/Developing Countries (PDF 117KB)

International Dues

Dues
International/Developing Countries $100 dues
International $200 dues

If you are interested in purchasing an optional JNS paper subscription, please contact us at memberservices@aans.org.

AANS now awards the honorific titled IFAANS (International Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons). Please see Guidelines for eligibility below.

Guidelines (PDF 93.6KB)

Honorary: Members shall be chosen from recognized leaders in the field of neurological sciences. Honorary Membership is bestowed upon the recipient by the AANS.

Candidate: No application required. For neurosurgical residents and fellows who are enrolled in a neurosurgical training program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Neurosurgery) of Canada, the Mexican Council of Neurological Surgery, A.C., or an AOA-approved OGME neurosurgical residency program. Residents and fellows receive automatic membership when approved by the AANS Board of Directors. Benefits of Candidate membership include no dues; nominal registration to the AANS Annual Meeting; and free online subscription to Journal of Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, and Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.

Candidate Membership Overview (PDF 63KB)

International Candidate: International Candidate Members shall be residents or fellows who are enrolled in a verifiable non-North American neurosurgical training program. Individuals may apply or be submitted by their residency program director. Upon application, the individual must submit a verifiable program completion date. Without a verifiable completion date, eligibility for this membership category is limited to five years maximum. Once certification is obtained, the International Candidate Members may request transfer to International member status with the submission of a copy of their certification certificate.

Guidelines (PDF 24KB)

Associate: For non-neurosurgeons who have shown distinction in related medical disciplines, neuroscience nurses or physician assistants.

Guidelines MD/PhD (PDF 120KB)
Guidelines Advanced Practice Providers (PDF 157KB)

Associates Dues and Optional Journal of Neurosurgery Subscription Rates

Dues plus Optional JNS
Advanced Practice Providers $145 $125
MD $145 $250

Allied: Allied Members shall be individuals who are Certified Surgical Technologists and are certified by the Liaison Council on Certification for the Surgical Technologist with advanced certification in neurological surgery.
Or
Individuals who are not neurological surgeons but who benefit the practice of neurosurgery by their administrative contributions to the practice of neurosurgery.

Guidelines (PDF 120KB)

Allied Dues and Optional Journal of Neurosurgery Subscription Rates

Dues

Optional JNS Subscription

Allied

$90

$125

Lifetime: Lifetime Members shall be members for at least 20 years and have permanently and fully retired from operative neurosurgery.

Guidelines (PDF 97.6KB)


Medical Student: Medical students in accredited allopathic or osteopathic medical schools in the United States, Canada, and Mexico are eligible to apply for AANS Medical Student membership.

Guidelines (PDF 125KB)
Medical Student Application

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