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Student Interest Group in Neurology

The Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN) program is a network of 130 chapters in medical schools across the United States and Canada which was begun by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).

neuro-logo.gifSIGN fosters medical student interest in neurology by providing opportunities to participate in clinical, research, and service activities in neurology, and increasing the student's neurologic knowledge. Student members of SIGN are eligible for free AAN membership and may also apply for national SIGN scholarships.

SIGN Events in the Academic Year 2021-2022

November 16th - Epilepsy Walk, community awareness day
November 30th - screening a Scrubs episode “My Musical” and case discussion with intro to Seizures and Epilepsy
March 2nd - announcing new officers, short film screening on Foreign Accent Syndrome

New SIGN officers for the Academic Year 2022-2023

Connor Bluntson - President
Elelia Phillips - Vice-President
Ryan Pinosky - Media Chair
Blake Windham - Community Service Chair

Residents leaders for SIGN

Jordan Cothern, MD PGY3
Zheming Yu, MD PGY3

Group photo of SIGN interest groupAwards, scholarships and more

American Academy of Neurology Awards

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) awards acknowledge significant achievements in neurology by medical students. Recipients may receive financial rewards, special presentation opportunities, and/or transportation to the AAN annual meeting.
  • Medical Student Essay Award - Extended Neuroscience Award
  • Medical Student Essay Award - G. Milton Shy Award
  • Medical Student Essay Award - Roland P. Mackay Award
  • Medical Student Essay Award - Saul R. Korey Award
  • Medical Student Prize for Excellence in Neurology
  • Michael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership Prize
American Academy of Neurology Awards
  • Aventis Minority Scholars Program
  • Medical Student Summer Research Scholarship
  • Medical Student Scholarship to annual meeting
American Academy of Neurology High School Awards
  • Neuroscience creativity prize
  • Neuroscience research prize
Call for abstracts
  • ANA - Student Summer Research Project