Jump start a career in academic neurology with the ANA as your guide

By connecting you to professionals who have been in your shoes, the ANA’s supportive network of mentors at all career stages will help you chart your course in academic neurology. Whether you are exploring opportunities in academic neurology as an undergraduate or diving deeper into the field as a medical or graduate student, the ANA connects you to the people and resources you need to navigate the first stages of your career in neurology.  

Member benefits tailored to neurology and neuroscience students include:

  • The Annual Meeting, held in the fall, is the premier conference for late-breaking research and networking in academic neurology. The meeting convenes thousands of the nation's top academic neurologists and neuroscientists to share research on a broad spectrum of specialties and diseases. From carefully created scientific symposia, well-attended interactive lunch workshops, poster sessions, and career development programs with practical tips on applying for grants, there is a wealth of opportunities for students at the Annual Meeting. Student ANA members receive discounts on registration and abstract submissions, and have the opportunity to receive a travel award or poster prize.


  • Students value the opportunity to submit an abstract for presentation at the Annual Meeting, where hundreds of the nation’s top academics offer feedback and ideas. In addition, those submitting an abstract may be chosen to present a 10-minute data blitz presentation during a plenary session and be eligible for poster prizes and recognition at the meeting.


  • The Research Careers Reimagined (RCR) Course, held at the Annual Meeting, offers selected research fellows, residents, and junior faculty strategies for developing effective research grant proposals and advancing in academic neurology.


  • OnDEC, the ANA’s On Demand Education Center. OnDEC allows you to earn AMA PRA Category I Credit(s) anywhere, from any device by giving you access to recordings from the ANA Annual Meeting and other ANA educational offerings.


  • Highly ranked professional journals. The ANA’s scientific journals, Annals of Neurology and the online Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology (ACTN) both consistently receive high-ranking impact factors. All members receive complimentary access to these journals, as well as discounted rates for submitting research to ACTN. In addition, ANA and Wiley continue to publish InterACTN— online patient cases to sharpen your clinical skills through expert feedback.


  • ANA Communications. Members receive a weekly e-newsletter that features messages from the ANA president, research highlights from ANA’s peer-reviewed journals, and the latest ANA news and opportunities. The ANA’s social media channels keep followers up to date on the latest news in academic neurology and neuroscience, and the ANA.


  • The ANA Career Center makes it simple to find open positions in academic neurology at prominent institutions across the country. With dozens of job postings ranging from entry level to department chair, the ANA Career Center will help you advance in the field.


Membership Information

ANA Student Membership is being offered at no cost (FREE) in 2024! ANA Student Membership is for MD, PhD, MD/PhD or undergraduate students. Proof of student status required each year. Learn more about membership to the ANA or join today.

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