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|Open September- May|
|Primary Examination||March 1, 2024|
|Offered once per year.||March 7, 2025|
|2023 Primary Exam results are available via the NBME services portal.|
|Offered twice per year.|
|2023: Fall, weekend of November 10th
2024: Spring, weekend of May 10th
2024: Fall, weekend of October 26th
|Interested in getting more involved with the ABNS? Interested in becoming an ABNS Guest Examiner? Submit an application.|
|Recognized Focused Practice Examinations|
|Pediatric Neurosurgery (PNS)||May 17, 2024 (AM)|
|CNS Endovascular surgery (CNS-ES)||Dec 01, 2023 (PM)
May 17, 2024 (PM)
|Neurological Critical Care (NCC)||May 17, 2024 (AM)|
Starting in 2022, the Pediatric and Neuro Critical Care RFP exams will be offered once a year on the third Friday of May.
The CNS Endovascular RFP exam will continue to be offered twice a year; on the third Friday of May and on the first Friday of December.
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.