What Every Neurosurgical Resident Should Know About Their First Job

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Fresh neurosurgical graduates and fellows are well trained on how to take excellent care of the patients, but often are not well versed with the job hunting aspects - finding the right job, negotiating the contract and starting a new practice. This webinar addresses these topics, as well as tips and pearls about the interview process and how to start off the practice on the right foot. It is aimed at graduates going in to all neurosurgical subspecialties.


AANS Member: Free | Non-member: $19


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

  • Recognize different practice types and their pros and cons.
  • Demonstrate ideas on landing your first job.
  • Give examples on contract negotiations.
Jonathan A Grossberg, MD
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Faiz U Ahmad, MD
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Samantha Luebbering 
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Rolling Meadows, IL 

Katy Meyer 
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Rolling Meadows, IL

Khoi Than, MD
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR

Joseph Christopher Zacko, MD
Hershey Medical Center/Neurosurgery
Hershey, PA

The AANS controls the content and production of this CME activity and attempt to ensure the presentation of balanced, objective information. In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) are asked to disclosed any relationship they or their co-authors have with commercial interests which may be relate to the content of their lecture.

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All potential conflicts of interest have been reviewed by an effective peer review committee to ensure the content is valid and aligned with the interest of the activity audience. 

Speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) who have disclosed a relationship with commercial interests whose products may have a relevance to their presentation are listed below.

NameCompany NameRelationship Type
Faiz U Ahmad, MDMedtronic,Depuy Synthes, StrykerConsultants

Those who have reported they do not have any relationships with commercial interests:
Jonathan Grossberg, MD
Samantha Luebbering
Katy Meyer
Khoi Than, MD
Christopher Zacko, MD


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
The AANS designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Term of approval is for three years, beginning from 09/15/2016 until 09/15/2019. 

After completing the activity, AANS members will be able to take a CME test. Upon successful completion of the test, the CME will automatically be reflected in your record and you can print a certificate. 

Time to complete this activity varies by learner. For this activity you may earn up to .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
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10 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  7/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  7/10 points to pass
0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM credits  |  Certificate available
0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM credits  |  Certificate available