2014 AANS Annual Report - page 14

Educating the Next Generation of Neurosurgeons
Neurosurgical residency programs are among the lengthiest, most intensive training programs of any
medical specialty. This is due to the breadth and depth of knowledge and skills required to become a
practicing neurosurgeon. The AANS, in cooperation with the NREF, offers free Resident Education Courses
to provide hands-on training and didactics in areas not always covered within a neurosurgical residency.
In fiscal year 2014, the AANS/NREF Resident Education Courses educated 179 participants, each
selected by their program directors according to criteria for this advanced training. The courses consist of
several intensive days of lectures and lab work on a specific neurosurgical topic, giving residents greater
understanding and tactile experience in that area. Since the program’s inception in 2006, the AANS and
NREF have provided free resident training to 1,272 residents.
In the 2014 fiscal year, with the support of the NREF Development Committee, the AANS helped expand
the scope of resident education in these eight areas:
Fellows Course in Endovascular Techniques:
Oct. 4-6, 2013, in Memphis (in collaboration with Society of
NeuroInterventional Surgery and Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology)
Course Co-Directors:
Adam S. Arthur, MD, MPH, FAANS; Alex Berenstein, MD; and
Erol Veznedaroglu, MD, FAANS
Industry Supporters:
Blockade; Codman; Covidien; MicroVention; Penumbra; Siemens; and Stryker
Number of Fellows Educated:
1...,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,...48
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