Motor evoked potentials are used routinely in clinical practice to assess the integrity ofÂ the spinal cord during surgery, and in evaluation of many diseases. Motor evoked potentialsÂ (MEPs) can be obtained by stimulation of the brain with recording over a skeletalÂ muscle or peripheral nerve. In rats, motor evoked potentials have been used in animalÂ models of a number of spinal cord injury and motor neuron disease. These studiesÂ are typically performed with stimulation via implanted electrodes. We are unaware ofÂ reports of MEPs being obtained with surface stimulation of the brain. In this study,Â MEPs were obtained on Long Evans rats using surface stimulation. Motor evoked potentialsÂ were consistently elicited in a group of 10 Long Evans (LE) rats. The mean onsetÂ latency and amplitude were 5.6 Â± 0.4 and 1.9 Â± 0.5. In conclusion, it is possible toÂ record motor evoked potentials with surface stimulation and recording in rodents.