Neurosurgeons Unite in New UCSF Association

Campus

A new student chapter of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Medical has been established at UCSF.

The UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery has a long history of fostering interest among top medical students at the UCSF School of Medicine.

Until 2016, however, there were no neurosurgical interest groups on campus or other organizations enabling medical students interested in neurosurgery to learn more about the specialty and to promote further interest.

In January 2016, medical student Harjus S. Birk, Chief Neurosurgery Resident Dr. Seunggu Han, M.D., and Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Neurological Surgery Paul Larson, M.D., established a UCSF medical student chapter of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS).

The purpose of AANS is to advance the study and continual improvement of neurological surgery for the highest quality patient care.

The UCSF AANS Medical Student Chapter will hold its kickoff meeting in February and will link members with resident mentors.

Specifically, the medical student chapter will promote neurosurgery to medical students and encourage networking and building support among medical students, residents, and faculty members.

Ultimately, the chapter also hopes to present interesting research opportunities as well as residency advice from residents and senior medical students.

Meetings will be held monthly on the Parnassus campus and will be publicized throughout campus. Any and all students are welcome to attend. For any questions, please contact harjus.birk@ucsf.edu