International Candidate (Residents/Fellows)

Become an AANS Member Today

We extend an invitation to residents or fellows currently enrolled in neurosurgical training programs beyond the borders of the United States, Canada and Mexico. Our platform serves as a beacon of opportunity, uniting aspiring neurosurgeons from diverse corners of the world. Access invaluable resources, connect with peers and advance your neurosurgical career with us. Together, let’s transcend borders and propel the field of neurosurgery forward on a global scale.

Membership Requirements

  • 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 resident completing an online membership application

Members-Only Benefits

Member Obligations

  • 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

Apply for Membership

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 Member Services at, 847.378.0500.