Candidates (Resident/Fellows) Membership

Join the AANS Today!

The AANS is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of leaders in neurosurgery. By actively involving residents and fellows in our programs, we are building a dynamic and diverse community of professionals poised to advance the field.

Join our dynamic community dedicated to advancing neurosurgical care and research standards.

Member Benefits

  • Save $1,000 on the Goodman Oral Boards Prep Course
  • Stay on the cutting edge with online subscriptions to official journals of the AANS from the Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group (JNSPG):
  • Be a leader with eligibility to serve on AANS committees
  • Be an expert with eligibility to join subspecialty sections
  • Find the next step in your career path in the AANS Online Career Center
  • Search for other members in the member directory
  • Save on your AANS Annual Scientific Meeting registration and NeuroU online courses
  • Receive reduced registration fees for the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Save money on products and services through Thieme and services in The Patient Education Institute

Membership Requirements

  • Verification of residency and anticipated end date by the training program or American Board of Neurological Surgeons (ABNS) or by the neurosurgical training programs in Canada or Mexico
  • Neurosurgical fellows who have not been AANS Candidate members and are doing a clinical neurosurgical fellowship may apply for membership for the duration of their fellowship

Member Obligations

  • No annual dues
  • Maintain current contact information with the AANS through or via email at
  • Upon completing training, continued AANS membership will require completion of a membership application and AANS Board of Directors approval. Visit here to see member categories after completion of training.

If you have questions, please contact Member Services at, 847.378.0500 or toll-free at 888.566.AANS (2267).