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    The CNS is your essential partner for all things residency, choose us to help you prepare for your career and beyond.


    Resident Membership Benefits

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  • Tools for Program Coordinators

    Tracking Resident Abstracts

    We know that tracking resident research presentations can be a challenge. For your convenience, you can request resident abstract submission/selection engagement history from the CNS by contacting Please provide the resident name(s) and the range of dates (i.e., CNS, Spine Section, Tumor Section, or CV Section Meetings), and allow two weeks for report.

    Manage SANS Institutional Subscriptions

    1. Log into using your CNS email address and password.
    2. Click on My CNS in the upper right corner next to your email then select your institution name in the drop-down under Switch To.
    3. Click on the Education header at the top of your screen. Go to SANS for Residency Program Coordinators. Use the Quick Links buttons to access desired information.
    4. When finished, either select your email address from the My CNS account menu to switch back to your personal account or log out of the website.

    Please contact with any questions.


    Have questions about any of the benefits available to you or your members? Contact us at

  • Is your Residency Program's information up to date and current?

    To be sure the CNS has the most accurate and current information, we recommend reviewing the program's current listing on CNS's Resident page bi-annually. In order for your residents to enjoy all CNS member benefits, we need to create complimentary resident member accounts for each of them. Please contact with list of Residents names to confirm they have an account in the system. To update any information for your program, such as contact information or position updates, please complete the Residency Program Information Form. Once submitted, the information will be updated within 48 business hours. 

  • On Demand Products for Residents

    Residents can view hundreds of live webinars and on-demand products—SANS products, Written Board and Oral Board preparation products, archived webinars, course recordings, and more—in the CNS Online Catalog. Many are free with special resident code CNSED23 at checkout.

    SANS Product Overview

    • SANS Specialty Bundle: Residents can access all seven SANS Modules—a total of 700 questions—to help them prepare for the Written Board examination. Or, they can purchase each separately:
      • SANS: Functional Module for Residents
      • SANS: Pain and Peripheral Nerve Module for Residents
      • SANS: Pediatric Module for Residents
      • SANS: Spine Module for Residents
      • SANS: Trauma and Neurocritical Care Module for Residents
      • SANS: Tumor Module for Residents
      • SANS: Vascular Module for Residents
    • SANS: Neuropathology for Residents: Residents will learn about the basic pathological processes, gross and microscopic disease of the nervous system, and correlations of clinical and pathological findings related to the nervous system.
    • SANS: General for Residents: This product allows residents to assess the latest guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of various disorders of spine, trauma, vasculature, and tumors; evaluate medical knowledge across the various neurosurgical subspecialties, such as spine, tumor, trauma, critical care, pediatrics, cerebrovascular, epilepsy, radiosurgery, functional disorders, and medicolegal issues; and recognize the latest evidence in the treatment of various neurosurgical disorders across subspecialties.
    • SANS ABNS Primary Board Examination Review: A four-part series released throughout the year composed of preparatory neurosurgical questions to help residents get on the path to success. 

  • CNS Resources You Trust

    The CNS Guidelines, Neurosurgery Survival Guide, and SANS Flashcards are add ons for CNS+.

    Easily Access Education

    Complete courses, view webinars and take SANS exams all within CNS+.

    Personalized Experience

    CNS+ also integrates with your CNS profile and enables access to “My Education” and “My CME”.

  • Residents can explore 400+ cases and 13 approaches through the CNS’ free comprehensive, case-based repository of neurosurgical operative techniques and approaches enhanced with intraoperative images, medical illustrations, and operative video.

  • Provides helpful education, research, and employment resources, as well as a timeline with important milestones.



    "Essential Neurosurgery for Medical Students"

    A Supplement to Operative Neurosurgery
    Guest Editors: Daniel L. Barrow, MD & Bernard R. Bendok, MD


    Read the supplement

  • How Residents Can Get Involved at the CNS

    Encourage your residents to expand their neurosurgical knowledge and enhance their leadership skills through these CNS opportunities:

    • NEUROSURGERY® Publications Resident Fellowship: Provides residents the opportunity to serve on the Editorial Boards of Neurosurgery and Operative Neurosurgery and immerses them in the strategies and mechanics of scholarly publishing.
    • CNS Resident Committee: The CNS Resident Committee offers neurosurgeons-in-training an extensive array of volunteer and leadership opportunities to improve all aspects of residency. Residents serving on the committee determine new project ideas, develop the project plans, and execute those projects while engaging in the CNS leadership structure. 
    • Journal Submissions: Your residents are invited to submit their work to Neurosurgery and Operative Neurosurgery. Those interested are encouraged to read each journal's instructions for authors which include information on editorial policy, the online submission process, and requirements per article type. Please click the following links to access our instructions for authors: Neurosurgery and Operative Neurosurgery

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