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Residents and Fellows

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 your portal to some of the best web resources.

Neurosurgical residents and fellows in North America enjoy free membership to the AANS, with no annual dues or application fees. Click below to learn more about the benefits of membership.

These advanced, in-person and online courses are offered to residents at no cost.

The AANS and NREF are pleased to announce the return of the resident course exchange with the EANS.

Apply for a research grant, fellowship or awards. Many opportunities are available through the AANS and the Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF).

Find opportunities to become more involved in the AANS, NREF, NeuroPoint and AANS/CNS Sections.


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.