Medical Students for Choice

Rating: 4.85 stars   67 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Education, Health, Women

Location: PO Box 40188 Philadelphia PA 19106 USA

Mission: Creating tomorrow's abortion providers and pro-choice physicians.
Results: Our reform efforts have resulted in curriculum changes at nearly 100 medical schools. 31% of physician alumni provide abortions. 63% of providing alumni perform 2nd trimester abortions.

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 4 stars  

As a nursing student and a woman, I am very impressed by this group and their mission. A woman's right to choose is very important to me. I can't believe I didn't hear about them earlier!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get behind Wendy Davis and fight for abortion rights across the country!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 2 stars  

I really like the idea of what MSFC does, but they aren't meeting their overall goal--to increase the number of abortion providers in the U.S. The number of providers hasn't changed for the better in years. I gave MSFC the benefit of the doubt for years, waiting for those numbers to improve, but they just haven't. Maybe giving med students access to a support group and education isn't all the useful. I don't know what the answer is, but changes need to be made to programming that actually create more providers in the end.

Was your donation impactful?

No

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Med Students for Choice has provided the meeting ground for like-minded students and physicians to connect on reproductive health issues. Reproductive health education is lacking in the current medical school curriculums. MS4C is my education. The fabulous speakers and hands-on workshops help strengthen my skills and knowledge of a critical field of health care.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Being able to fully educate my patients on their contraceptive options.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

offer more chances to capture the knowledge of its amazing contributing practitioners (e.g. podcasts or webinars on specific topics).

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a medical student in a conservative area, at a school that is unsupportive of a woman's right to choose - however legal it may remain in the state - Medical Students for Choice has been a godsend. I have been fortunate enough to participate in the leadership of my school's branch for the past three years, and the skills and knowledge I have developed as a result of this organization are invaluable. I have also been fortunate enough to participate in MSFC's Reproductive Health Externship program, which enabled me to gain hands-on training in provision, training to which I would not otherwise have had access.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My clinical skills, my overall knowledge and understanding of the reproductive rights environment.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More funding so the national MSFC office can continue to grow and support its branches throughout the US and Canada!

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Rating: 5 stars  

MSFC is a wonderful organization that fills a much needed service for medical schools, providing education and information about the provision of abortion services, which would otherwise be left out of our curriculum. I have very much enjoyed working with MSFC and have so agreed to lead Brown's chapter, because I was so impressed with teh organizaiton and it's mission

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

educating medical students

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not make any changes. It does a great job!

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Rating: 5 stars  

MSFC is one of the best organisations in existance for medical students, and their reach goes beyond borders. I asked for, and received much help even while studying overseas. Thank you so much for being a supportive resource when so many others, including my own medical school, shy away.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Ireland

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make the organization global!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Med Students for Choice is a fantastic organization! As a medical student in the south, they have helped me gain access to training and introduced me to inspiring people I otherwise wouldn't have had the opportunity to do. They have supported me and other members in our chapter in attending their National and Regional Conferences, and given us tremendous generosity, support, and encouragement in our chapter's programming. Through Med Students for Choice we have had the opportunity to access a community of providers that gives us the inspiration and confidence to continue to be advocates for choice and demand a quality reproductive health education.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Within the community of medical students who have a commitment to family planning, abortion access, and reproductive health, and the patients we are able to better counsel and serve because of Med Students for Choice.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase their funding! So they could continue to assist their growing student base.

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Rating: 5 stars  

this organization is supportive of medical students, it informs them of anti-choice legislation, and helps fund student research projects in the pro-choice arena.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping add to my medical education

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to get more people active in it locally

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Rating: 4 stars  

I think Medical Students for Choice is an important organization. It helps promote a positive environment for discussion of very sensitive topics related to women's health care, including abortion. Moreover, it helps medical students become educated in this matter so that in the future they are able to provide patient-centered care. MSFC is a response to an overwhelming number of anti-abortion propaganda organizations, and it helps the general public form their own educated opinions.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

broadening my knowledge of abortion law and the issues between pro-choice and anti-abortion groups

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to find a communication bridge with anti-abortion propaganda organizations

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am part of the executive board of Medical Students for Choice and have enjoyed every experience, thus far. I have had pleasant experiences with MSFC, as most of the organization's goals deal with education and outreach. We live in a technological area, where FOX news and other outlets make outrageous claims, which unfortunately are perceived as truth by many. Part of my experience has dealt with providing individuals with the right information and educating them about the true issues regarding a woman's reproductive rights.

MSFC supports the positive work done by many community non-for-profit agencies that unfortunately face enormous legislative challenges. I've done outreach on behalf of MSFC and these community organizations, and every single time people are very supportive of the work. Their positive attitude and encouragement let's me know that what the organization does is vital, and that we are moving in the right direction.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the support and positive comments of the community during fairs and outreach activities.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

be more public.

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