Medical Students

The AANS encourages medical students taking an interest in neurosurgery to learn about this field of study. Find out what kinds of cases you will be seeing, what is covered in a neurosurgeon’s training and what a neurosurgeon’s life is like. Use this site as your first stop in learning about neurosurgery and as resource for planning your career.

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Take the next step in your journey

Explore the directory and discover the programs that align with your aspirations. From Albany to Loma Linda, we’ve got you covered.

Go to the Residency Directory

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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).

Neurosurgery Match

Looking to match in neurosurgery? Check this essential resource first.