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Enhance Your Neurosurgical Training with the NREF

The NREF is committed to providing young neurosurgeons with access to relevant, leading-edge educational opportunities.


The NREF is partnering with the Young Neurosurgeons Committee to provide young neurosurgeons and medical students with timely information, education and inspiration towards a career in neurosurgery. These hour-long sessions are presented via Zoom and recorded. Past episodes are archived on the NREF YouTube channel.

Upcoming Webinars

  • Hot on the Trail: A Field Guide to the Neurosurgery Match Process
    April 8, 2021 / 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
  • Become a Neurosurgeon Clinician Scientist
    April 15, 2021 / 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Online Courses

The NREF offers a series of previously recorded AANS/NREF Resident Education Courses designed specifically for in-training neurosurgeons. There’s more than 50 hours of didactic content – available online, free of charge – for members and non-members alike. Please share this information with any trainees you feel would benefit.

Live Courses

The health, safety and well-being of our attendees, faculty, speakers, exhibitors and staff is of paramount importance, so the NREF’s live Resident Education Courses scheduled through the second quarter of 2021 have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the online course calendar for rescheduled dates and course information. Dates and locations for live courses are subject to change.