Medical Student Resources
The AANS encourages medical students taking an interest in neurosurgery to learn about this field of study. Find out what kinds of cases you will be seeing, what is covered in a neurosurgeon's training and what a neurosurgeon's life is like. Use this site as your first stop in learning about neurosurgery and as resource for planning your career.
Find out if there is a medical student chapter available at your school, or learn how to start a new chapter.
Get free online access to the Journal of Neurosurgery (JNS)¸ complimentary registration to the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting and more.
Looking to match in neurosurgery? Check this essential resource first.
Study in a lab under an AANS mentor, or receive a grant and pursue a research topic. Many opportunities are available through the AANS and Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF).
Learn more about the AANS Mentor Program and complete the survey to be matched with an AANS member mentor.
View this TEDx talk presention by neurosurgeon Julie Pilitsis, MD, PhD, FAANS, on what it takes to join the specialty.
Explore these online reference collections on neuroanatomy and neurosurgical procedures.
All AANS members now have free access to an online repository of the legendary neuroanatomical illustrations of Albert L. Rhoton Jr., MD, FAANS(L). The Rhoton Collection® website is an interactive site providing Dr. Rhoton's favorite lecture slides, video presentation and an interactive atlas — all in 2-D and 3-D formats.
The Neurosurgical Atlas documents and shares innovative neurosurgical techniques that improve patient safety and surgical outcome. Browse volumes, Grand Rounds presentations and operative video cases.