Resources for Students

Access the comprehensive resource hub for medical students interested in neurosurgery. Explore cases, training insights, and career planning information to support your journey in this field

Featured Article

Hot on the Trail: A Field Guide to the Neurosurgery Residency Match

This Neurosurgery Match article demystifies the application process, provides strategies for preparedness, and encourages a broader interest in neurosurgery among top students. Learn how to select sub-internships strategically, and consider geographic diversity during rotations

Read the full article on the Neurosurgery Match website

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Student Resources and Tools

Medical Student Member Hub

Whether you are just beginning your journey in medical school or looking to begin your residency, AANS has enrichment tools and resources to help you navigate the future of your neurosurgical career.

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Career Support & Development

Find Your Medical School Chapter

The chapters provide a forum for students to organize professional, educational and research activities within their medical schools, promote mentorship and facilitate participation at a national level for the next generation of neurosurgical leaders.

Explore all Fellowships and Grants

Study in a lab under an AANS mentor, or receive a grant and pursue a research topic. Many opportunities are available through the AANS and Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF).

Get Involved

Submit an Abstract for the 2025 Annual Meeting

Abstract submission window opens July 2, 2024

Share your groundbreaking research and clinical insights at the AANS Annual Meeting 2024. By submitting your abstract, you’ll:

  • Elevate Your Profile: Gain visibility among top neurosurgeons and researchers.
  • Contribute to Advancements: Shape the future of neurosurgery.
  • Network with Experts: Connect with leaders in the field.

“So, You Want to Be a Neurosurgeon”

View this TEDx talk presentation by neurosurgeon Julie Pilitsis, MD, PhD, FAANS, on what it takes to join the specialty.