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Neurosurgical Residents are Encouraged to Apply for the Washington Committee/AMA Fellowship

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Washington Committee provides eligible neurosurgical residents and fellows an opportunity for a richer, more diverse and actionable experience in health care policy and advocacy — in both the regulatory and legislative arenas. The Washington Committee/American Medical Association (AMA) Fellowship is a two-year fellowship providing the successful applicant with a liaison position on the Washington Committee and participation in the AMA’s Resident & Fellows Section as the AANS/CNS resident or fellow delegate.

The fellowship is open to individuals in a neurosurgical residency or fellowship program between Jan. 3, 2022, thru Dec. 31, 2023. The applicant must be at least a postgraduate year three (PGY3) resident at the start of the fellowship. Fellows must attend the two-day AMA-RFS biannual meetings — during the AMA’s annual meeting in June and its November interim meeting. In addition, when invited, fellows are expected to attend Washington Committee meetings (typically held in February/March and July). They are also encouraged to attend subcommittee meetings held during the AANS and CNS annual meetings.

Past fellows have contributed to Washington Committee and Council of State Neurosurgical Societies’ research projects, served on expert Medicare technical advisory panels, attended legislative conferences and other valuable initiatives.

The Washington Committee is seeking applications at this time. The deadline for submission is Aug. 31, 2021. The applicant’s program or fellowship director must provide written confirmation and approve the prospective fellow’s full participation in the program.

Click here for more information and to download the fellowship application.