The National MS Society is committed to raising awareness of careers in MS care. See below for information about MS clinical mentorship for medical students and psychology graduate students.
2022 MS Clinical Mentorship for Medical Students
The National MS Society offers a four and a half 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 4.5 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). Students can select between 25 different prestigious MS clinics spanning across the country from Boston to Seattle to Denver to San Francisco to New York and more. Click here to read about each participating site.
The mentorship is full-time and takes place Monday-Friday running June 1st through July 1st during regular business hours, with possible evening hours (no more than three or four nights over the course of the program). June 1-3 will be spent in virtual sessions with in-person clinic shadowing starting on June 7. The MS Society provides an award of $2,500 to the student.
Applications are now open. Application deadline March 1 at 11:59pm ET. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
Applicants must complete the online application. Only complete applications with all the required information will be considered. The student must make their own living arrangements. They must also have their own daily transportation and the ability to travel to the assigned mentorship sites. The mentorship is open to all graduate students attending school who are U.S. citizens or candidates lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence.
- Complete application
- Two reference letters
- Curriculum vitae of applicant
- View Application Instructions Here
- Apply Online Here
: As a part of the MS Clinical Mentorship Program, we will open up the virtual didactic presentations to any medical student interested in MS, whether or not they are in the full program (didactics will occur during business hours June 1-3, 2022). If you are interested in receiving information about how to join the didactic presentations only, please email Deszarae Busi
and enter "Didactic Presentation Interest" into the subject line.
Questions? Contact Deszarae Busi