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Boston, MA (Greater Boston Area)

  • Contact: Deszarae Busi; deszarae.busi@nmss.org, 781-693-5111
  • Start Dates: June 1, 2020 – June 30, 2020 and July 1, 2020 – July 31, 2020
  • Student will rotate through multiple area Comprehensive MS Care Centers (including, but not limited to Partners MS Center; Elliot Lewis Center for MS Care; UMASS Memorial Medical Center, MS Center; Pediatric MS Center at MGH) 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 6-31, 2020 at Northwestern
  • 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.

Cleveland, OH

  • Contact: Sallie Stephens; sallie.stephens@nmss.org, 513 657 7006
  • Start Date: July 27-August 21, 2020
  • 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, neuropsychologists, 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 1-26, 2020
  • 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. 

Denver, CO

  • Contact: Molly Palmer; Molly.Palmer@nmss.org; 307.433.9590 ext. 15604
  • 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 MS Center.  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 1-30, 2020
  • 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. 

Hershey, PA (Central PA Area)

  • Contact: Robin Unangst; robin.unangst@nmss.org, 717-509-6301, ext. 62202
  • Start Date: June 15- July 10, 2020
  • At Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, a teaching hospital is a Comprehensive MS Care Center the student will observe in a multi-disciplinary approach to care in research, patient care, infusion therapy, nurse navigator, care management, diagnostic testing and rehab services.
     

Kansas City, KS

  • Contact: Suzanne Carron; Suzanne.Carron@nmss.org, 314-446-4169
  • Start Date: July 6 - August 14, 2020
  • 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: Flexible
  • Student will rotate through The Schapiro Center for Multiple Sclerosis at the Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology, a practice focusing on comprehensive MS care as well as Step PT, and The Fairview Achievement Center, a program offering neurological rehabilitation services.  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 7-31, 2020
  • At Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, the clinical student mentorship includes several different disciplines to provide a well-rounded experience and can be customized according to the student’s interests.  The student will have the opportunity to present at one of the Vanderbilt MS Journal Club meetings and to learn about the patient perspective by attending a local support group and patient-education program depending upon schedule. Transportation is needed to attend different clinic sites.
  • Curriculum include:
    • Adult/ Pediatric MS Clinic – Vanderbilt – Green Hills
    • Rehabilitation Clinic – Vanderbilt campus
    • Cognitive Evaluation/ Neuropsychology – Vanderbilt – One Hundred Oaks
    • MRI Cases/ Evaluation/ Science – Vanderbilt campus
    • Neuro-Ophthalmology patients – Vanderbilt campus
    • Research – Society funded MRI project using 7T-rings as a biomarker of disease severity in MS.

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 MS centers: LSU MS Clinic, Tulane Clinical Neurosciences MS Center, Ochsner Health System MS Center, Ochsner Hospital for Children (Neurology) and Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System (Neurology).

New York, NY

  • Contact: Andrea Arzt; andrea.arzt@nmss.org, 212-453-3215
  • Start Date: Flexible from June 1-Aug 31
  • Each student will be hosted at one center for comprehensive care located at a major teaching hospital in NYC.  Students will also visit a variety of other learning sites including a rehab practice, a wheelchair fitting clinic, home visits of individuals living with MS, and other opportunities as they are available during the clinical mentorship.

Palo Alto, CA

  • Contact: Amy Clark; amy.clark@nmss.org, 415-230-6678, ext. 75207
  • Start Date: Flexible
  • The student will observe multidisciplinary MS care by spending three weeks in Palo Alto at Stanford MS Center and one week in Sacramento rotating through three different neurologic and rehabilitation MS providers. Mentorship must take place during four consecutive weeks, but the dates are flexible from 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 1-26, 2020
  • Magee Women’s Hospital, UPMC MS Care Center is an MS Comprehensive Care Center and will allow the student to observe in a multi-disciplinary approach to care which also integrates support services from many other health and community programs as well. While in this center the student will be able to visit the research department, infusion therapy, physical therapy, care management, diagnostic testing and rehab services available to all MS patients.

Portland, OR

  • Contact: Amy Clark; amy.clark@nmss.org, 415-230-6678, ext. 75207
  • Start Date: Flexible
  • The student will observe multidisciplinary MS care by spending one week in Portland at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) MS Center and three weeks in Portland at the Providence MS Center with exposure to multiple medical disciplines who treat MS within the Providence Health System Provider Network. Mentorship must take place during four consecutive weeks, but the dates are flexible from June-August. Would be best for student to have access to a car, but it is not mandatory.
     

San Juan, PR

  • Contact: Sarah Kurtz; sarah.kurtz@nmss.org,  904-332-6889 ext. 41122
  • Start Date: June 15–July 10, 2020
  • Students are hosted at the San Juan MS Center, which cares for over 1,600 MS patients. Students will shadow MS neurologists and gain exposure to the full spectrum of multidisciplinary MS care. This includes imaging and diagnosis (including associated demyelinating disorders such as NMO), neuropsychology, epidemiology, research, and neuro rehabilitation. Students will also experience private practice MS neurology. Transportation throughout the greater San Juan area will be required. Bilingual students preferred.  

Tampa, FL

  • Contact: Sherry Bramucci; sherry.bramucci@nmss.org, 901-755-0994
  • Start Date: June 29–July 24, 2020
  • 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, neuroradiology, 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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