Neuroscience Is...™ Rewarding

A career in neuroscience is rewarding. Here you will find opportunities for college and medical students, as well as residents, to engage in meaningful neuroscience education and research.

Celebrate Neuroscience Is... Rewarding Day on November 30!

Help us celebrate the first annual Neuroscience Is...™ Rewarding Day on Thursday, November 30. Share why Neuroscience Is... Rewarding to you on Twitter and Instagram using #NeuroscienceIs. Tag the Academy in your posts: @AANmember on Twitter and @aanbrain on Instagram. 

The AAN has chosen November 30 to mark the celebration in honor of Wilhelm Heinrich Erb, MD (born on November 30, 1840) who is credited for popularizing the reflex hammer used in today's neurologic exam. 

Read about “The History of Reflex Hammers” published in Neurology®.

Thank you to everyone who expressed an interest in Neuroscience Is… Rewarding Day! All of the free Troemner reflex hammers have been claimed. We were pleased to see such a strong response and look forward to seeing your pictures on social media. If you did not get a reflex hammer through this giveaway, you are still welcome to participate on social media.

Education and Research

The AAN wants to support your love of research at any stage of your career. Watch the video of an AAN member who has had a long career in research.


Did you know that medical students are welcome to attend the AAN Annual Meeting? Check out these scholarship opportunities.

Get Involved!

The AAN's Neuroscience Is... program is responsible for brainstorming, proposing, and implementing tactics and programs which offer college and medical school students, and residents the opportunity to engage in meaningful neuroscience education and research.

It also works to support efforts of the Undergraduate and Graduate Education Subcommittees to improve medical students' access to neurology clerkships, strengthen the pipeline of residents choosing neurology, and neuroscience research, as their career.


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