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Provisional and Affiliate Provisional Membership

Provisional members must be neurosurgeons residing in North America who have completed a neurosurgical residency in the U.S., Canada or Mexico and are eligible for certification by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons (ABNS), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Mexican Council of Neurological Surgery or the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery (AOBS).

  • Proof of neurosurgical training completion:
    • Either a residency diploma
    • Or a letter from training program director
  • Reside/practice in North America
  • Eligible for board certification by:*
    • ABNS
    • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
    • Mexican Council of Neurological Surgery
    • AOBS

Note: Upon confirmation of certification by the ABNS, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or the Mexican Council of Neurological Surgeons, members will be promoted to FAANS membership. Upon confirmation of certification by the AOBS, members will be promoted to Affiliate membership.

  • Earn up to 36 AMA/PRA Category 1 Credits™ each year through Neurosurgical Focus
  • Online educational sessions offering CME
  • Subspecialty CME tracking and online transcripts through MyAANS.org
  • Print and 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)
  • Reduced registration for the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Reduced registration rates for AANS educational courses and resources
  • Free job search and discounted job postings in the AANS Online Career Center
  • Members-only searchable directory
  • Subspecialty section membership eligibility
  • Discounts on AANS publications and merchandise
  • Eligible to serve on AANS committees
  • Access to AANS Member Discount Programs
  • Pay Annual Dues:
    • $925 if Residing in the U.S.
    • $525 if Residing in Canada/Mexico
    • $0 if U.S. Active Military
  • During each established three-year cycle, provide documentation of 60 Category 1 CME credits, 40 of which are recommended to be neurosurgical credits
  • Attend the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting at least once every five years

Before beginning your member application, please have the following information ready:

  • Education dates and institution names for medical school, internship and residency
  • Primary hospital affiliation and start date
  • Current medical license number ad dates in effect

If you have questions, please contact Shahida Razvi at snr@aans.org, 847.378.0539 or toll-free at 888.566.2267, extension 539.

 
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