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SBNS is unable to give medical advice or recommend neurosurgeons. Please use an appropriate support group or your GP.

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Become a Neurosurgeon

The management of neurosurgical patients requires excellent medical and surgical skills, a career in Neurosurgery offers many challenges and rewards.

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logo.pngEbrain is the world's largest, most comprehensive web-based training resource in clinical neuroscience. The content has been developed in collaboration by the neuroscience speciality associations including the SBNS. The project is owned by the Joint Neurosciences Council of which the SBNS is a member.

There are over 550 twenty minute e-learning sessions that have been written by 700+ contributing clinicians drawn from all areas of the neurosciences, both in the UK and across Europe. The multimedia-rich, engaging materials are designed to enhance traditional learning, support existing teaching methods and provide a valuable reference point that is accessible online anytime, anywhere.


e-brain access is free to all members of the SBNS. To obtain a password you should contact the SBNS administration team                    

Annual in-training mock exam in Neurosurgery

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2018 annual in-training mock exam in Neurosurgery

Now in its fifth year, we conducted this mock exam again through ebrain. The exam opened at 8am on Friday 19 May and closed at midnight on Sunday 28 May. There were 172 participants and the mean score was 62.1%. More complete analysis and all the previous exams are available for practice through the ebrain website (www.ebrain.net).

An assessment of the 2016 exam was published in the British Journal of Neurosurgeryhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02688697.2018.1476672?journalCode=ibjn20

The exam will go live again in May 2019.

Please note:

1. This is FORMATIVE and for self assessment only.  

2. Participation will require that you have an ebrain account – this is free to members of the SBNS. There is no charge for doing the exam.

3. To participate you must first write two questions that we will use for the exam next year

4. You can do this anywhere with an internet connection.

 

Last Updated: 22 June 2018