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Medical Student Summer Clinical Externship (MSSCE)


Site Sponsor Application Deadline -
December 11, 2017


Student Application Deadline -
February 1, 2018

2018 Sponsor Sites

Below is a list of Institutional Sponsors for the Medical Student Summer Clinical Experience (MSSCE) program. Site sponsors will continue to be added until December 13, 2017, so please check back frequently.


Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
Anne Felicia Ambrose, MD, MS
Phone: 914-597-2322
785 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
MSSCE Mentors: Anne Felicia Ambrose, MD; Bitu Kurivilla, MD

Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine and Hofstra/Northwell
Veronica Davydov
Phone: 516-321-6408
1554 Northern Blvd, 4th Floor
Manhasset, NY 11030
MSSCE Mentors: Adam Stein, MD, Chairman; Matthew Shatzer, DO, Residency Program Director

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Miguel Escalon, MD, MPH
Phone: 212-241-6322
17 East 101st Street
New York, New York 10029
MSSCE Mentors: Miguel Escalon (sci and TBI), Vincent Huang (sci), Kirk Lercher (TBI), several faculty for sports. I, Escalon, will be point mentor

Johns Hopkins
R. Sam Mayer, MD, MEHP
Phone: 410-502-2337
600 N. Wolfe St. / Phipps 198
Baltimore, MD 21287
MSSCE Mentors: R. Sam Mayer, MD, MEHP, Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Education, Department of PM&R

Michigan Medicine
Mahmood Gharib, MD
Phone: 734-232-0912
325 E. Eisenhower Parkway
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
MSSCE Mentors: Sandra Hearn, MD

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: Sewon Lee, MD, Associate Professor, Sports Medicine Program Director; Matthew Bartels, MD, MPH, Professor, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute/MossRehab Hospital
John Whyte, MD, PhD
Phone: 215-663-6872
Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
50 Township Line Rd.
Elkins Park, PA 19027
MSSCE Mentors: John Whyte, Director of Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, is the contact person for this program. The clinical experience will be overseen by Thomas Watanabe, MD, Attending Physician and Clinical Director of the Brain Injury and Stroke Programs at MossRehab. Students will spend time with board certified physiatrists caring for patients with stroke, TBI, and spinal cord injury.

Penn State College of Medicine
Natasha Romanoski, DO
Phone: 717-531-7010
500 University Dr
PO Box 850
Hershey PA 17033
MSSCE Mentors: Natasha Romanoski, DO Assistant Professor, Assistant Residency Program Director, Medical Student Elective Director

NYU Rusk
Zena Moore
Phone: 212-263-8022
240 E 38th St., 17th Flr,
Research Admin – Rehab
New York, NY 10016
MSSCE Mentors: JR Rizzo, MD, MSCI; Alex Morox, MD, MHPE

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab/Northwestern University
Leslie Rydberg, MD
Phone: 312-238-2907
355 E. Erie
Chicago IL 60611
MSSCE Mentors: Leslie Rydberg, MD. Additional mentors are available based on student’s area of interest.

SUNY Upstate Medical University
Mary Baker
Phone: 315-464-8672
750 E. Adams St.
Jacobsen Hall 3rd floor
Syracuse, NY 13210
MSSCE Mentors: Margaret A. Turk, MD; Vice Chairman PMR; Professor PMR, Pediatrics, Public Health & Preventive Medicine

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Danielle K. Powell, MD, MSPH
Phone: 205-934-5674
1717 6th Ave
South SRC 144
Birmingham, AL 35249
MSSCE Mentors: Danielle K. Powell, MD, MSPH

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
Rani Lindberg, MD
Phone: (501)221-1311
4301 West Markham #602
Little Rock, AR 72211
MSSCE Mentors: Rani Haley Lindberg, MD (primary contact, inpatient); Antonio Howard, MD (outpatient)

University of Minnesota
Brionn Tonkin, MD
Phone: 612-626-4913
420 Delaware St SE
MMC 297
Minneapolis, MN 55455
MSSCE Mentors : Brionn Tonkin (assistant Professor), Diane Mortimer (Assistant Professor), Dennis Dykstra (Associate Professor)

University of Pittsburgh
Brad Dicianno, MD
Phone: 412-822-3691
3471 5th Avenue, Suite 201
Pittsburgh PA 15213
MSSCE Mentors: Several mentors available. Please see website

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

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Medicine
Amber Jorgenson
Phone: (608) 263-8639
1685 Highland Avenue
Centennial Building 6th Floor
Madison, WI 53705
MSSCE Mentors: Kimberly Arndt, MD (Clinical Assistant Professor); James Leonard, DO (Associate Professor, Chairman of Division); Walton Schalick III, MD (Director of Central Wisconsin Center); other UW PM&R faculty to be determined based on clinical interests of student.

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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