We are thrilled to invite your neurosurgical residency program to participate in the 2018 CNS SANS Challenge competition! The SANS Challenge qualifying exam is held as a team event to build camaraderie, better provide feedback, and increase participation.
Each program is allowed to submit one exam. The exam has 100 questions and your team has 35 minutes to submit as many correct answers as you can. We recommend that you use a projector and set aside one hour of conference time.
The eight programs with the top scores will participate in the live SANS Challenge at the 2018 CNS Annual Meeting, October 6–10, in Houston, Texas. The live challenge will have multiple prequalifying rounds, followed by a 45-minute final round where the top teams will compete for undisputable SANS bragging rights, trophies, and cash prizes!
Annual Meeting SANS Challenge schedule:
Sunday, October 7, 1:00–3:00 pm: CNS Resident SANS Challenge Preliminary Rounds
Tuesday, October 9, 1:45–2:45 pm: CNS Resident SANS Challenge Championship Round
Qualifying programs will be notified by June 6, 2018, to allow programs to assemble teams of two residents and one faculty member, and make travel arrangements.
The SANS Challenge exams reflect a milestones-based assessment, use peer-vetted questions, and ultimately accurately represent the high educational standards SANS has brought to neurosurgery self-assessment and education for more than a decade.
The SANS Challenge Competition opens this spring. Check back for more details!