NeuroSAE Medical Student Edition

A new version of the AAN’s popular online self-assessment examination is now available for medical students interested in assessing their knowledge of neurology and discovering areas in need of strengthening.

NeuroSAE®: Medical Student Edition offers 100 high-yield NBME-style questions about diagnosis and management of the most common neurologic symptoms and disorders, incorporating interpretation of neurologic examination findings and diagnostic testing. View the content outline.

The examination is conveniently available in both online and mobile accessible formats and features:

  • 100 high-yield clinical vignette-based questions designed at the level of the medical student neurology clerk.
  • NBME-style questions.
  • Designed by academic neurologists based on the Core Clerkship curriculum
  • Discussions of answer options and rationale for correct responses of all questions, and references for further information.
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  • Individual score report with peer-comparison.
  • Convenient online format; take on your own time, at your own pace.
  • Assess your areas of strengths and weaknesses.
I. Epilepsy 6.0% (6)
II. Spinal Cord/Nerve Root Disorders 4.0% (4)
III. Headache 9.0% (9)
IV. Cerebrovascular Disorders 8.0% (8)
V. Dementia/Aging 3.0% (3)
VI. Neuromuscular Disorders 17.0% (17)
VII. Movement Disorders 7.0% (7)
VIII. Demyelinating Diseases 5.0% (5)
IX. Critical Care/Trauma 1.0% (1)
X. Neurology of Systemic Diseases 6.0% (6)
XI. Neuro-ophthalmology/Neuro-otology 6.0% (6)
XII. Neuro-oncology 2.0% (2)
XIII. Infectious Diseases 3.0% (3)
XIV. Cognitive Neurology 3.0% (3)
XV. Neurologic Disorders Presenting With Psychiatric Symptoms 1.0% (1)
XVI. Sleep Disorders 1.0% (1)
XVII. Ethics/Professionalism 1.0% (1)
XVIII. Child Neurology 1.0% (1)
XIX. Interpersonal and Communication Skills 1.0% (1)
XX. Cranial Nerve Palsies 1.0% (1)
XXI. Localization/Anatomy 14.0% (14)
TOTAL 100% (100)

Once your purchase is complete you will receive an email with instructions on how to log in and begin the examination. If you are an AAN member you will be prompted to log in and confirm your membership. If you are a non-AAN member you will be prompted to create a name and password that will allow you to access the examination.

Product Price*  

NeuroSAE Medical Student Edition

Student:: $25.00

Institutional Purchase


*Students, Business Administrator members at the lower dues rate, and Advanced Practice Provider members at the lower dues rate not eligible. Free access is limited to one course per online learning program at a time.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this self-assessment activity, the learner will:

  • Assess competence in neurology via self-assessment
  • Evaluate areas of strength and weakness for further study based upon peformance results
  • Consult educational resources related to areas of weakness provided for self-education and improvement

Core Competencies

  • Medical Knowledge

Confidentiality of Data

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The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is not requesting any individually identifiable information. The data you submit to the AAN through the NeuroSAE® is de-identified, as it neither identifies nor provides a reasonable basis to identify an individual. All information submitted to the AAN through NeuroSAE® is confidential. Data may be used and presented anonymously and in aggregate by the AAN.

The American Academy of Neurology Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provider continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Neurology Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provider continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The American Academy of Neurology Institute designates this educational activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The NeuroSAE program is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development. Program expires 07/2020. Remember to visit MAINPORT to record your learning and outcomes. Canadian participants may claim a maximum of 8 hours (credits are automatically calculated). Participants cannot claim credit for issues prior to July 2017.

ABPN Approved Activity

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) has reviewed and approved this program for CME and as part of a Self-Assessment program, which is mandated by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) as a necessary component of maintenance of certification (MOC).

Examination Subcommittee Chair

Frederick Flynn, DO, FAANMedical Director, TBI Program, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington

NeuroSAE Medical Student Work Group

Glen Fenton, MD, NeuroSAE Program Chair
Joseph Safdieh, MD, SAE Workgroup Chair

Tracey Cho, MD
Jennifer Kriegler, MD
Bayard Miller, MD
James Owens, MD, PhD
Awais Riaz, MD, PhD, FAAN
Maria Sam, MD
Madhu Soni, MD

NeuroSAE Staff

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mary Cress, Program Manager, Education Testing
Lori Strachota, Program Manager, Conference Management, Registration

Questions about the NeuroSAE Program?


Call (800) 879-1960 or (612) 928-6000 (international)

Refund Policy

Questions about your ABPN MOC requirements?


Call (847) 229-6547 or (847) 229-6500