ANA Futures Program

The American Neurological Association (ANA) Futures Program is a longitudinal career development program for Medical Students and Residents interested in careers in academic neurology. This program is a unique opportunity because it will provide career guidance via individualized interactions with leading academic neurologists. 
The program involves participation in three small group zoom sessions with ANA Leaders (each session focused on a different career development topic) culminating in an in-person meeting with ANA Board Members and Leaders on September 14, 2024 in Philadelphia at the beginning of our Annual Meeting (September 14-17, 2024).

APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW OPEN!

Submit Your Application by February 14, 2024!

REQUIREMENTS

  • Medical Students must be in the process of applying to a neurology residency in the fall of 2024 and currently enrolled in a United States medical school
  • Residents must be in PGY1-4 in a pediatric neuro or neuro residency program
  • All participants must have either a Program Director or Dean of Student Affairs commit protected time for the ANA Annual Meeting & three 1-hour-long career development sessions (time/date TBD)

PROGRAM OFFERINGS

  •  Complimentary registration for the ANA Annual Meeting
  •  Travel Grant

VIRTUAL SESSIONS

MEDICAL STUDENTS WILL FOCUS ON:
  • Academic Career Path Selection

  • Residency Application Preparation

  • Residency Interview Practice

The in-person session will involve the medical students "interviewing” with ANA Board Members and Leaders, who will give feedback.

RESIDENTS WILL FOCUS ON:
  • Professional negotiation strategies
  • Developing a longitudinal career plan
  • Communicating your research or “brand”

The in-person session will involve the residents pitching themselves or their research (as desired) to ANA Board Members and Leaders, who will give feedback.


MEET THE PRIOR PARTICIPANTS

Resident Class of 2023:

  • Adomas Bunevicius
  • Bahadar S. Srichawla
  • Deborah Rose
  • Gazelle Zerafati
  • Jashank Parwani
  • Liqi Shu
  • Lisle Blackbourn
  • Malya Sahu
  • Mehmet Cihan Kadipasaoglu (Cihan)
  • Nil Saez Calveras
  • Paul Wang
  • Samuele Bonomi, MD
  • Shirin Sadeghpour
  • Siyuan Christopher Liu (Chris)
  • Sonya Ulrike Steele
  • Uloma Ibezim

Medical Student Class of 2023:

  • Alexandra Feathers
  • Ayesha Quraishi Amiri
  • Claire Polizu
  • Dhruba Banerjee
  • Eve Moll
  • Jackson Roberts
  • Kate Russell
  • Lucas Conti
  • Minaal Zahid
  • Nitasha Goyal
  • Nivethitha Manohar (Nive)
  • Omar Morales-Haro
  • Rebecca Baron
  • Ruben Vega Perez
  • Rui Tang
  • Sarika Bharil

Resident Class of 2022:

  • Peyton Murin - Saint Louis University
  • Karishma Popli - Johns Hopkins/Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Maryam J Syed - Wayne State Unviersity School of Medicine
  • Oday Halhouli - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • Daniela Riveros Acosta - Mount Sinai Beth Israel/West 
  • Shervin Badihian - Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Khawla Abusamra - University of Kentucky Adult Neurology program
  • Nidhi Ravishankar - University of Louisville
  • Omar Al-Janabi - University of Kentucky
  • Gabriela Figueiredo Pucci - University of Pittsburgh
  • Stephen Capone -  Virginia Tech Carilion Clinic
  • Amanda Clorfeine - Washington University in St. Louis

Medical Student Class of 2022:

  • Gina Mavhezha - Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Ariana Barreau Carle - Illinois College of Medicine
  • Paul Wang - University of Minnesota
  • Clare Schrodt - Saint Louis University
  • Noah Trapp - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Hendrik Greve - Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Helen Hernandez - Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Fidak Khan Loyola - University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
  • John (Jack) Cook-  Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
  • Chelo Jane Datinguinoo - Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Alexis (Lexie) Brimmeier - Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Olajumoke Bamgbose - Indiana University Chicago
  • David Zhao - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Mohammad Emari - Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Joseph Geraghty - University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Nicholas Sasso - Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine