The National MS Society offers a four-week MS clinical mentorship program to students who have completed at least one year of medical school. The experience will expose students to the diagnosis and comprehensive management of MS under the tutelage of MS experts. Our goals:
- to raise awareness of the challenges experienced by people with MS
- to generate interest in a career in MS care
The student will work with neurologists and other clinicians specializing in MS (e.g., urologists, neuro-ophthalmologists, physiatrists, nurses, radiologists, rehab therapists, etc.) and observe most aspects of MS specialty care. Over the course of the four weeks the student will spend time at one or more Centers for Comprehensive MS Care and may spend time at community practice locations and other settings (e.g. rehabilitation, long term care, clinical trials research). The mentorship is full-time and takes place Monday-Friday during regular business hours, with possible evening hours (no more than three or four nights over the course of four weeks). The MS Society provides an award of $2,000 to the student.