ABNS Exam Schedule

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NEW PGY2 Examination
Neuroanatomy Exam July, 2020
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PGY2 $150.00
Primary Examination
Primary Examination March 12, 2021
Offered once per year.
Oral Examination
Offered twice per year.
Oral Examination 2020: Fall Exam, Oct. 31- Nov. 1

2021: Spring, May 8-9

2021: Fall Exam, Nov. 6-7

Recognized Focused Practice Examinations
Pediatric Neurosurgery (PNS) November 6, 2020 (AM)
CNS Endovascular surgery (CNS-ES) November 6, 2020 (PM)
Neurological Critical Care (NCC) November 6, 2020 (AM)
The ABNS strives hard to create a level “playing field” for all candidates applying for ABNS certification, as such:

  • The ABNS discourages review of a candidate’s actual oral exam cases or slide presentations at any oral board preparation course. Course content and recommendations may not be consistent with the actual ABNS examination.
  • Candidates are encouraged to review their oral board cases and PowerPoint with colleagues, residency or practice mentors to prepare for the oral exam.
  • Guest examiners and directors will not participate in any oral board preparation course for the 12-month period following their participation as an ABNS examiner.