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MS Clinical Mentorship for Medical Students


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2018 application process closed

Thank you for your interest the application is closed for the 2018 MS Clinical Mentorship Program.

Applications for the Summer 2019 program will open in December 2018.
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.

Mentorship sites for summer 2018

To apply

Register in the Society's MSGrants system and complete an online application including a personal statement and two letters of reference.

When registering on MSGrants, you will not receive your password immediately (this may take up to two business days), so allow enough time to receive your password and then enter the system to submit your application prior to the deadline.

Applications with letters of reference are due by February 19, 2018.

Questions? Contact Lynette Coleman.