|NEW PGY2 Examination|
|Neuroanatomy Exam||Available June 1- August 31 each year|
|Primary Examination||March 11, 2022|
|Offered once per year.|
|Offered twice per year.|
|Oral Examination||2021: ABNS Fall Oral Exam Nov. 12-13; virtual administration
2022: Spring, Weekends of April 22nd & May 6th ABNS ORAL EXAM & ABNS ENRICHMENT
2022: Fall, Weekends of October 21st and November 4th ABNS ORAL EXAM & ABNS ENRICHMENT
|Recognized Focused Practice Examinations|
|CNS Endovascular surgery (CNS-ES)||December 3, 2021 (PM)|
|Neurological Critical Care (NCC)||December 3, 2021 (AM)|
|Pediatric Neurosurgery (PNS)||May 13, 2022 (AM)|
|CNS Endovascular surgery (CNS-ES)||May 13, 2022 (PM)|
|Neurological Critical Care (NCC)||May 13, 2022 (AM)|
The CNS Endovascular RFP exam will continue to be offered twice a year; on the second Friday of May and on the first Friday of December.
- 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.