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Medical Student Summer Clinical Externship (MSSCE)

2017 Sponsor Sites

Below is a list of Institutional Sponsors for the Medical Student Summer Clinical Externship (MSSCE) program. Site sponsors will continue to be added until December 21, 2016, so please check back frequently.

Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Veronica Davydov
Phone: 516-321-6408
1554 Northern Blvd, 4th Floor
Manhasset, NY 11030
MSSCE Mentors: Adam B. Stein, MD; Matthew M. Shatzer, DO

Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Matthew N. Bartels, MD, MPH
Phone: 718-920-2751
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467
MSSCE Mentors: Matthew N. Bartels, MD, MPH Sewon Lee, MD

Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute/ MossRehab
John Whyte, MD, PhD
Phone: 215-663-6872
50 Township Line Rd.
Elkins Park, PA, 29027
MSSCE Mentors: Primary mentor is Thomas Watanabe, MD, director of both the brain injury and stroke programs. During the rotation, clinical time with multiple mentors will be arranged for brain injury, stroke, and spinal cord injury exposure.

Mount Sinai Hospital
Miguel Escalon, MD, MPH
Phone: 212-824-8361
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1240
New York, NY 10029
MSSCE Mentors: Miguel Escalon, MD, MPH, Residency Program Director

Penn State Hershey Medical Center
David Gater, MD, PhD, MS
Phone: 717-531-4263
Penn State College of Medicine PM&R HP 28
500 University Drive
P.O. Box 850
Hershey, PA 17033-0850
MSSCE Mentors: David Gater, MD, PhD, MS, Professor, Chair & Program Director; Natasha Romanoski, DO, Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Director; Sharon David, MD, Assistant Professor & Student Clerkship Director; Lori Grafton, MD, TBI Attending Physician; Justin Hong, MD, TBI Program Director; Shangming Zhang, MD, Assistant Professor and Outpatient Clinic Director

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Shirley Ryan Ability Lab
Leslie Rydberg, MD
Phone: 312-238-2907
345 E. Superior St
Chicago IL 60611
MSSCE Mentors: Leslie Rydberg, MD

SUNY Upstate Medical University
Mary Baker
Phone: 315-464-8672
Department of PM&R, JH 3rd floor
750 E. Adams St.
Syracuse, NY 13210
MSSCE Mentors: Margaret A. Turk, MD, Vice Chairman PM&R and Professor, PM&R, Pediatrics, Public Health & Preventive Medicine

University of Alabama at Brimingham
Danielle Powell, MD
Phone: 205-934-5674
1717 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL, 35233
MSSCE Mentors: Danielle Powell, MD, MSPH- Assistant Professor; Keneshia Kirksey, MD- Associate Professor

University of Michigan
Percival Pangilinan, MD
Phone: 734-647-6954
325 E. Eisenhower Pkwy, Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
MSSCE Mentors: Percival Pangilinan, MD, associate professor, PM&R clerkship director

University of Missouri
Rez Farid, MD
Phone: 573-882-3101
One Hospital Drive - DC046.00
Columbia, MO 65212
MSSCE Mentors: Rez Farid, MD

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Brad Dicianno, MD
Phone: 412-648-6666
3471 5th Avenue, Suite 202
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
MSSCE Mentors: A variety of mentors are available. Please check our website for more details.

University of Utah
Jamie Jacobson
Phone: 801-587-0232
30 N 1900 E 1C299
Salt Lake City, UT, 84132
MSSCE Mentors : Dr. Susan Garstang, MD, Associate Professor (Clinical)

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Medicine
Jessi McConachie, administrative assistant
Phone: (608) 263-8639
University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation Centennial Building
1685 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705-2281
MSSCE Mentors: Kimberly Arndt, MD - assistant professor; Walton Schalick, MD - medical director of Central Wisconsin Center, affiliate of UW PM&R department; James Leonard, DO - chair of UW PM&R department, associate professor

Virginia Commonwealth University
William McKinley MD
Phone: 804-828-4233
Department website:
Box 980677
Richmond, VA 23298
MSSCE Mentors: William McKinley MD


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The AAP accepts applications for both site sponsors and medical students beginning each Fall for the participation in MSSCE the following summer.

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