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Boston, MA (Greater Boston Area)

  • Contact: David Young-Hong; david.young-hong@nmss.org, 781-693-5142
  • Start Dates
    • Student 1:  June 3, 2019 – June 28, 2019***  The June student must be able to make one in person wrap-up meeting in late July, in the Boston area
    • Student 2: July 1st – July 31st
  • Student will rotate through 5-7 Comprehensive MS Care Centers spending 2-4 days at each site. In this mentorship, students will observe clinical practices and gain exposure to the diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of patients living with MS. As well as complementary specialties such as rehabilitation and mental health. 

Chicago, IL

  • Contact: Kendall Hugel; kendall.hugel@nmss.org, 312.423.1108
  • Start Date: July 1-26, 2019 at Northwestern; Flexible Rush
  • Student will be hosted at the Northwestern Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Center, during which time the student will have access to several MS-focused neurologists and gain exposure to the diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of patients living with MS. As well as complementary specialties such as rehabilitation and mental health. 
     
    Student will be hosted at the Rush Multiple Sclerosis Center, during which time the student will have access to several MS-focused neurologists and gain exposure to the diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of patients living with MS. 

Cleveland, OH

  • Contact: Sallie Stephens; sallie.stephens@nmss.org, 513 657 7006
  • Start Date: July 8-August 2, 2019
  • Placement is at the Cleveland Clinic’s Mellen Center for MS Treatment and Research. The student will have the opportunity to observe multi-disciplinary providers, including neurologists, neuro-psychologists, neuro-ophthalmologists, rehab professionals, and advanced practitioners. In addition the student may have the opportunity to observe clinical trial patients and work with research staff. Students must have their own transportation.

Dallas, TX

  • Contact: Chloe Fields; chloe.fields@nmss.org, 469-619-4712
  • Start Date: June 3-28, 2019
  • Students will rotate between one Center for Comprehensive MS Care, two Neurology practices, and one MS-specific Assisted Physical Training Center. In this mentorship, students will observe clinical practices and gain exposure to the diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of patients living with Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple mentors.

Denver, CO

  • Contact: Suzanne Carron; Suzanne.Carron@nmss.org, 314-446-4169
  • Start Date: Flexible
  • Student’s primary mentorship location is a multi-disciplinary center specializing in MS care for adults and children, including access to rehabilitation, behavioral health, research, and other specialty care facilities.  There is also a VA hospital located at this site. Student may choose to visit an adult day program center connected to this center, but is located elsewhere in the metro area.  Dates for this mentorship are flexible.  Public transportation is available. 

Durham, NC

  • Contact: Paige Dalton; paige.dalton@nmss.org, 336-299-2783
  • Start Date: June 3-28, 2019
  • Students will be hosted by Duke University Hospital Comprehensive MS Center and will also rotate through Raleigh Neurology Associates Comprehensive MS Center; Durham VA MS Center; Drayer Physical Therapy; Triangle Neuropsychology, UNC Center for Rehabilitation Care, and UNC School of Medicine Department of Neurology. In this mentorship, the student will observe clinical practices, gain exposure to the diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of patient living with MS, as well as clinical research and the development of an online MS management tool.  

Kansas City, KS

  • Contact: Suzanne Carron; Suzanne.Carron@nmss.org, 314-446-4169
  • Start Date: 5/13/19 – 6/7/19 OR 7/1/19 – 8/31/19
  • Student will rotate through the University of Kansas Health Systems, KU Center for MS Care, a practice focusing on comprehensive MS Care, and the MS Achievement Center, a program providing physical rehabilitation, psychological support, social activities and health education for individuals with MS and their families. In this mentorship, students will observe clinical practices and gain exposure to the diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of patients living with MS.  
     
    *Public transportation is available, but it is recommended that students provide their own transportation.

Minneapolis/Saint Paul, MN

  • Contact: Corey Maylone; corey.maylone@nmss.org, 319-447-1801
  • Start Date: TBD
  • Student will rotate through The Schapiro Center for Multiple Sclerosis® at the Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology, a practice focusing on comprehensive MS Care, University of Minnesota Multiple Sclerosis Center, Step PT, and The Fairview Achievement Center, a program offering neurological rehabilitation services to slow the progress of multiple sclerosis (MS), or other neurological illnesses. This clinic includes an outpatient rehabilitation clinic and a state-licensed day program.  In this mentorship, students will observe clinical practices and gain exposure to the diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of patients living with MS.  

Nashville, TN

  • Contact: Sherry Bramucci; sherry.bramucci@nmss.org, 901-755-0994
  • Start Date: July 8-August 2, 2019
  • The student will be exposed to a number of disciplines to provide a well-rounded experience.  To sum up the experience, the student will give a presentation at the Vanderbilt Journal Club meeting.  The student will shadow providers in:
    • Adult/ Pediatric MS Clinic – Vanderbilt – Green Hills
    • Rehabilitation Clinic – Vanderbilt campus
    • Cognitive Evaluation/ Neuropsych – Vanderbilt – One Hundred Oaks
    • MRI Cases/ Evaluation/ Science – Vanderbilt campus
    • Community Clinic – Murfreesboro Medical Clinic 1x/week  (approx. 50 min from Nashville)
    • Neuro-Opthalmology patients – Vanderbilt campus

New Orleans, LA

  • Contact: Anna Moss; anna.moss@nmss.org, 504-322-3781
  • Start Date: Flexible
  • The student will observe the neurologist and their team rotating between the following: LSU MS Clinic, Tulane Clinical Neurosciences MS Center, Ochsner Health System MS Center, Ochsner Hospital for Children (Neurology), Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System (Neurology).

New York, NY

  • Contact: Andrea Arzt; andrea.arzt@nmss.org, 212-453-3215
  • Start Date: Flexible
  • Each student will be hosted at one center for comprehensive care located at a major teaching hospital in NYC.  Students will also visit a rehab practice, be involved in a day of home visits of individuals living with MS, and gain exposure to neuropsychological testing.

Palo Alto, CA

  • Contact: Amy Clark; amy.clark@nmss.org, 415-230-6678, ext. 75207
  • Start Date: Flexible
  • 3 weeks in Palo Alto at Stanford MS Center, 1 week in Sacramento rotating through 3 different neurologic and rehabilitation MS providers . Mentorship will take place for 4 consecutive weeks sometime June-August. Student will need to have a car.

Philadelphia, PA

  • Contact: Cynthia C. Tehan; cynthia.tehan@nmss.org, 267-765-5126
  • Start Date: Flexible
  • Three academic medical centers are participating in the mentorship program: Penn Comprehensive MS Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Thomas Jefferson University Comprehensive MS Center; Temple University Neurosciences Center.  All mentors are experienced MS Specialists and have completed an MS Fellowship.   All 3 academic medical centers are accessible by public transportation.

Pittsburgh, PA (Greater Pittsburgh Area)

  • Contact: Robin Unangst; robin.unangst@nmss.org, 717-509-6301, ext. 62202
  • Start Date: June 3-28, 2019
  • Magee Women’s Hospital, UPMC MS Care Center is an MS Comprehensive Care Center and will allow the student to observe in research, infusion therapy, physical therapy, care management, diagnostic testing and rehab services

Seattle & Spokane, WA

  • Contact: Piper Reynolds; piper.reynolds@nmss.org, 206-515-4571
  • Start Date: Flexible
  • Seattle, WA: During the four week program, the student will have an orientation at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest office in Seattle, WA, and will then rotate through four National Multiple Sclerosis Society Partners in MS Care/Centers for Comprehensive MS Care, located in the King County area, spending 4-5 days at each center.  The students will be exposed to neurology, neuro-radiology, rehabilitation, neuro-urology, neuro-ophthalmology, psychology and other clinical specialties involved in MS care.  King County Metro bus system can be used to access all clinics.
  • Spokane, WA: Student will work with neurologists and other clinicians specializing in multiple sclerosis and observe most aspects of MS care as it relates to diagnosis and medical management.  During the four week program, the student will have an orientation at The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest office in Spokane, WA, and will then rotate through three National Multiple Sclerosis Society Partners in MS Care clinics, in Spokane, WA spending 5-7 days at each center.  The student will be exposed to neurology, rehabilitation, neuro-ophthalmology and other clinical specialties involved in MS care.

Tampa, FL

  • Contact: Sarah Kurtz; sarah.kurtz@nmss.org, 904-332-6889, ext. 41122
  • Start Date: June 3-28, 2019
  • Students are hosted at the University of South Florida’s Comprehensive MS Center located in Tampa, FL. With over 2,000 MS patients within the system, students will have access to several MS-focused neurologists and gain exposure to multidisciplinary MS care. This includes neurology, neuro-ophthalmology, neuro-radiology, mental health, rehabilitation, and MS clinical research. Students will also experience private practice neurology. Transportation throughout the Greater Tampa area will be required.

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