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Recent global circumstances have had considerable effects on neurosurgery. In the latest articles from AANS Neurosurgeon, the official socioeconomic publication of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), authors discuss the state of neurosurgical education. Practices have taken steps to not only adapt to a multitude of changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but to thrive among them, while helping their patients do the same. Browse the Education issue for a scientific, artistic and realistic view from those tasked with providing and navigating valuable educational experiences during a time when there is no such thing as “normal.”

Article Spotlight

This Crisis is an Opportunity
Lola B. Chambless, MD, FAANS

Dr. Chambless explains how the pandemic has provided an unprecedented opportunity to study, learn and reform.

A Combined Spine Surgery Fellowship
Jason Savage, MD ꟾ Michael P. Steinmetz, MD, FAANS

Discover the makings of a successful spine fellowship – strong leadership, constant re-evaluation and a collaborative surgeon group.

Pen versus Penfield: A Proposed New Training Modality for Neurosurgery Residents
Erin N. D’Agostino, MD

Dr. D’Agostino describes how art “can serve a role in surgical skill building, learning and teaching of anatomy, patient education and combating burnout.”

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