Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN)

The Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN) program is a network of more than 150 chapters in medical schools across the United States and Canada. SIGN fosters medical student interest in neurology by providing opportunities to participate in clinical, research, and service activities in neurology, increasing the student's neurologic knowledge, and creating an interest in the AAN (American Academy of Neurology.)

The University of Vermont's SIGN is directed by Dr. Ted Boyer, and coordinated by Jennifer Provencher This group hosts a series of lectures, career seminars, and clinical case reviews on core and cutting edge topics in the neuroscience field. Financial support for this endeavor is sought from a number of different individuals and organizations for this very popular medical student interest group.

SIGN Student Coordinators:

  • Natalie Bales
  • Stephen Foley
  • Mohamad Hamze
  • Poreddy Mahima
  • Swaminathan Aathman


SIGN Membership

Free SIGN membership will enable you to:

  • Socialize with students, residents, and faculty who share your interest in neurology
  • Shadow neurologists
  • Attend patient presentations and seminars
  • Develop experience, leadership, and valuable contacts
  • Join the nationwide SIGN network
  • Meet other SIGN members at the Annual Meeting
  • Apply for SIGN scholarships:
    • $3,000 Summer Research Scholarship
    • $1,000 ANN Annual Meeting Scholarship
  • Free AAN Membership. AAN Awards and scholarships offered by the AAN acknowledge significant achievements in neurology by medical students, residents, and high school students. Recipients may receive financial rewards, special presentation opportunities, and/or transportation to the AAN Annual Meeting.
  • All medical student members of the AAN receive free online access to current and back issues of Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology®
  • Receive a step by step guide to applying to a Neurology Residency Program


SIGN students participating in walking rounds at The University of Vermont Medical Center

To become a member of SIGN, please contact Ted Boyer or Jennifer Provencher.