Goodman Step One: Live Stream

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The Goodman Step One: Live Stream is the critical first step in being ready for the ABNS Oral Board Exam. When you participate in this one-day online course, you gain a deep understanding of how to approach the oral boards – from learning about the case submission and application process to viewing live mock exams.

Intended to be taken before applying for the exam and submitting case samples, the course gives you a deep understanding of the oral boards with:

  • Faculty-submitted case presentations
  • Attendee-submitted case presentations*
  • Subspecialty mock exams
  • Live Q&A with mock examiners
  • Pre-recorded overview of the exam format and case submission process
  • 9.25 AMA/PRA Category 1 Credits™

Begin your preparation for the ABNS Oral Board Exam with this live streamed event on November 1, 2019, from 9 am - 7:30 pm CDT.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Articulate the format of the ABNS oral board exam.
  • Identify areas of future study and preparation techniques for success on the ABNS oral board exam.
  • Familiarize yourself with the ABNS case submission process.
  • Recognize how cases are potentially selected and defended from submitted case section.    

Planning Committee

Allan D. Levi, MD, PhD, FAANS

*Mock exams use sample cases have not been submitted to or selected by the ABNS. The Goodman Step One: Live Stream is not affiliated with the ABNS in any way. Participating is not a requirement for submitting cases or taking the Oral Board Exam. The AANS encourages you to explore all of the available information concerning the Oral Board exam to make the best choice for your preparation.

Watch A Sample Case Presentation

Watch a sample board-style case presentation.

Disclosure Information

Faculty disclosure pending.


The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the grant provider or the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration by physicians for incorporation into their practices. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.

Please Note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve.

Accreditation Designation

The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AANS designates this Other activity (recorded lecture and live stream blended format) for a maximum of 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

© 2019 American Association of Neurological Surgeons


Pre-Course Videos
Exam Overview
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Allan D. Levi, MD, PhD, FAANS
Case Submission Overview
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Robert M. Starke, MD, FAANS
Mock Cases
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Allan D. Levi, MD, PhD, FAANS Robert M. Starke, MD, FAANS
Live Stream Event
CME Evaluation
9 Questions
9 Questions Course Evaluation
CME Certificate
9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM credits  |  Certificate available
9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM credits  |  Certificate available