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Medical Student Membership

Medical student members are students enrolled in an accredited medical school in the U.S., Canada or Mexico.

  • Medical student currently rolled in an accredited North American medical school
  • Application signed by your school’s dean or medical director verifying your current status and expected graduation date
  • Free registration for the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Free online subscriptions to offical journals of the AANS from the Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group (JNSPG):
    • Journal of Neurosurgery (JNS)
    • Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine (JNS Spine)
    • Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics (JNS Pediatrics)
  • Earn up to 36 AMA/PRA Category 1 Credits™ each year through Neurosurgical Focus which can be used for extra credit at some medical schools
  • Online educational sessions offering CME
  • Subspecialty CME tracking and online transcripts through MyAANS.org
  • Discounts on AANS publications and merchandise
  • Pay application fee of $25 (waived if you join through an AANS Medical Student Chapter)
  • No dues are required for this membership category

To join, an officer at your school’s AANS Medical Student Chapter must submit your name to the AANS. Follow the link below to find your local chapter and contact an officer.


If no chapter exists, you may submit a membership application. Do not submit an application if your school already has an AANS Medical Student Chapter. To complete your membership application, you will need:

  • Medical school start date and expected graduation date
  • Dean or medical director’s signature

If you have questions on individual medical student applications, please contact Kim Bulat at kab@aans.org or 847.378.0538.

For questions about Medical Student Chapters, please contact Karen Yoshikawa at kny@aans.org, 847.378.0554 or toll-free at 888.566.2267.

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