Get Involved

Getting involved is as simple as showing up to our seminars and signing up for any of our events. Membership is free and encouraged for anyone interested in the neurosciences*. If you have questions, feel free to email us.

Medical Students: PONS is recognized by CACHED as an SRO, therefore all community outreach through PONS can be recorded as SRO hours.

Graduate Students: Members of any program at the University of Rochester are welcome to join and participate.

*Although membership is not required for participation in activities, participation in organizational decisions and leadership requires maintaining active member status in PONS. This includes being currently enrolled in a master's or doctoral program at the University of Rochester and attending at least one event per semester. Only members with active status for two or more consecutive semesters may run for or vote on Executive Board positions.

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