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International Candidate (Residents/Fellows)

Residents or fellows enrolled in neurosurgical training programs outside of the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

  • Provide proof of enrollment in a verifiable non-North American neurosurgical training program
  • Submit a recommendation for membership by your training program director
  • International training program directors may submit the names and contact information of their residents so that they may be approved for membership without completing an online membership application
  • Free Online subscriptions to official journals of the AANS from the Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group (JNSPG):
    • Journal of Neurosurgery
    • Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine
    • Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
  • Reduced registration for the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Online educational sessions offering CME
  • Reduced registration rates for AANS educational courses and resources
  • Members-only searchable directory
  • Discounts on AANS publications and merchandise
  • No annual dues for up to five years during your training (Note: Membership in this category is limited to five years.)
  • Optional, discounted paper subscription to the Journal of Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine and Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics for $250

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

  • Dates of attendance and institution name of a verifiable non-North American neurosurgical training program

You may apply for membership online or your training program director or departmental chair may recommend you for membership by contacting Karen Yoshikawa at or 847.378.0554.

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