AANS International Visiting Surgeon Fellowship

Applications for AANS International Visiting Surgeon Fellowship is Now Open!

The AANS is committed to increasing its involvement in international neurosurgery, with particular interest in furthering educational opportunities in developing countries. One meaningful offering is the AANS International Visiting Surgeon Fellowship. The AANS funds two observational fellowships per fiscal year to provide meaningful educational experiences in North America to international neurosurgeons who will practice and/or teach neurosurgery in their home countries.

Fellowship Details

Two fellowship recipients will receive:

  • $2,000/month stipend for up to three months ($6,000 maximum); and
  • Reimbursement for one round trip coach airfare to fellowship location.

If the fellowship visit coincides with the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, meeting attendance will also be provided. This includes:

  • Travel from their fellowship location to the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting;
  • Complimentary hotel room;
  • A spending stipend for the meeting; and
  • A general registration fee for the meeting.


The applicant must be a neurosurgeon or neurosurgeon-in-training from a developing country as defined by the World Bank. He/she should be on staff at a local hospital (and preferably medical school) involved in neurosurgical patient care and neurosurgical education.

Applications for the 2018 International Visiting Surgeon Fellowship are currently being accepted until August 1, 2017. Recipients will be notified by October 2017. The recipient must begin his or her visit by April 28, 2018.


Past Fellowship Recipients

The AANS International Visiting Surgeon Fellowship has allowed surgeons from more than a dozen different countries to participate in observational fellowships in North America. View a list of past fellows below.


To contact the AANS about this fellowship:

E-mail: intlfellow@aans.org
Phone: 1.847.378.0500
Fax: 1.847.378.0600

Attn: AANS International Visiting Surgeon Fellowship
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
5550 Meadowbrook Drive
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-3852, U.S.A.

If you have questions about applying to the International Visiting Surgeon Fellowship, please contact Karen Yoshikawa at kny@aans.org, 847.378.0554 or toll-free at 888.566.2267 x554.

AANS International Visiting Surgeon Fellowship

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