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Students in Neurology, Nursing, OT, PT, Speech-Language, or Social Work in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, You Are Invited to Attend:

2015 Cooperative Meeting of CMSC (Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers) and ACTRIMS (Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in MS)
May (To be announced) | Dallas, TX

Medical Student Summer Clinical Fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis
    Sponsored by: South Central Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Award Amount: $2,000
Number of Awards: 2
Location: Dallas, Texas

The fellowship is offered to medical students who have completed their first year of medical school and is intended to support students interested in gaining exposure to working with patients with multiple sclerosis. The experience will enable fellows to gain exposure to the diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of patients with multiple sclerosis primarily, but not exclusively, in a clinical setting. 

Program Design
The fellow will work with neurologist and other clinicians specializing in multiple sclerosis and observe most aspects of MS specialty care as it relates to diagnosis and treatment.  During the four week program, the fellow will have a one day orientation at The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, South Central Chapter office in Carrollton, Texas and will then rotate between two National Multiple Sclerosis Centers for Comprehensive MS Care, located in Dallas, Texas spending two weeks at each center.  At these locations, the student will be exposed to neurological care and other clinical specialties involved in MS care. The fellowship is full-time and will take place during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, and some evening hours (not to exceed more than four evenings over the course of four weeks).

The principal aim of this fellowship is to generate interest in careers in the clinical care of people with multiple sclerosis. The fellowship will not include working on research projects, although exposure to clinical research projects may be part of the learning process.
The fellowship is offered in June 2015 for a four-week period. The commitment must be full-time for the entire month. Awards may be activated beginning Monday June 1, 2015.

The fellowship is open to all medical students attending school who are U.S. citizens or candidates lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence. The fellowship will be located in Dallas, Texas, and takes place during the summer between PG1 and PG2.

Applicants must submit an application for the clinical fellowship no later than Monday, January 12th,2015.  Only complete applications with all the required information will be considered. The students must make their own living arrangements. They must also have their own daily transportation, ability to travel to their assigned sites within the Dallas area, and availability to attend some evening activities. Fellows will be expected to be on site at each assigned Center for Comprehensive MS Care and within two weeks of the conclusion of the fellowship must submit a 1 to 2 page summary of the fellowship experience to the South Central Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Eligible Expenses
The financial award is exclusively a stipend support to the fellow. The commitment must be full-time. Awards may be activated beginning Monday, June 1st, 2015.

Application Requirements
1.  Complete the application
2.  Provide two reference letters 
3.  Curriculum vitae of applicant
4.  Application Deadline:  January 12th, 2015.  Applications received after this date will not be   considered
5. Applicant must be available for a telephone interview, to be scheduled after January 12th, 2015

See link to application below.

Time Line
Applications with all supporting documentation must be received by January 12th, 2015. All candidates who submitted applications will be contacted by February 20th, 2015. Fellowship awards tentatively scheduled to be announced in March. Start date will begin June 1st , 2015.

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Meeting features national and international MS experts who represent the best in clinical care and research. Learn about:

  • Comprehensive management of multiple sclerosis
  • New basic and clinical research

To learn more about the conference, visit annualmeeting.mscare.org.

Apply Today!

A limited number of scholarships are available through the National MS Society. Fill out an application online, or contact the Society for additional information, 1-800-344-4867, option 1.

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