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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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I am a new physician entering the field of OB/GYN and MSFC played an integral role in my medical education. MSFC offered a safe and well-informed community in which to explore my interests in women's health and reproductive rights. They were endlessly supportive and knowledgeable when I arranged activities on my campus and funded and externship with a Family Planning service at another university which proved to be one of the greatest experiences I had during medical school. Thanks to MSFC I was well-prepared and confident in seeking out medical training program which would foster my dedication to women's reproductive rights and train me in ALL areas of women's health, including abortion.

Further more, having been involved with many non-profits and student organizations throughout my education I can honestly say that MSFC is the most well-run and effective groups I have ever worked with. They are highly responsive to members and have specific goals which they execute and fund amazingly. This group IS the catalyst for the revival of well-trained abortion providers in America.

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

my medical education.

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

attempt to get the last medical schools without chapters up and running.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Thanks to the Medical Students for Choice chapter at my campus, and the annual meeting that I attended this year, I have gained a better understanding of how I will obtain the training I need to become an abortion provider.

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

I learned a lot of applicable information about abortion care and residency programs, through participating in discussions with current and future physicians, going to workshops, and attending lectures. Thanks to their guidance, I will be one more abortion provider, increasing access to reproductive health services.

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

Give them more money and keep up the good work. Expand programming whenever possible.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved in MSFC since I was a first year medical student. I first got involved due to my dedication to women's rights, and eventually was so inspired by the people I met and the conferences I participated in, that I eventually opted to change my career plans so that I could provide direct reproductive healthcare to my patients. Without MSFC, I probably would still be on my prior career path, and would undoubtedly find my career much less fulfilling.

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

my ability to better advise my patients regarding their own reproductive healthcare and the wide array of options that are available to them in every step of their lives.

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

make sure that it was available at every medical school in the country, for every medical student in the country.

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

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

The singular focus on reproductive healthcare that is geared towards medical students.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 1 stars  

I help women who deal with their abortion. Most of them were forced to have the abortion and our now suffering with depression and alcoholism. It's not a healty choice to make

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

no

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

abortion kills and maims women

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I think people need to be aware that abortion hurts women

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

thirty three

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

be dangerous

Ways to make it better...

if people would realize abortion hurts women physically, menatlly and spiritually it would cease to be used so frequently

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

women fightening for their rights

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I participated in my first MSFC event in 1992 as a second year medical student. I am proud of everthing MSFC has accomplished in the last 18 years. As a medical school faculty member I am constantly impressed by the students involved in MSCF today.

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

involvement by students in curriculum development.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Medical Students for Choice (MSFC) is a crucial organization that supplements gaps that exist in nearly every medical school's curriculum. I assumed when I started medical school 3 years ago that I would receive a complete and comprehensive education on reproductive health care, women's health, contraception and abortion. I quickly learned that I was wrong. MSFC provides opportunities and support for medical students who want to educate themselves and their peers about these issues that will affect nearly every female patient we encounter in our future careers.

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

When I was in my first couple years of medical school, I worked with Medical Students for Choice to bring several lectures and workshops to my campus about various methods of long-acting contraception. They were wildly popular with my fellow students and taught content that our patients will be asking about but medical schools aren't teaching.

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

Expand its presence to include every medical school in North America! I know this can be problematic, especially in more socially conservative areas. However, I believe that regardless of one's personal beliefs, medical knowledge of what a patient's right to abortion actually entails should be a minimum requirement in order to call yourself a proficient physician.

 
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10 people found this review helpful

Medical Students for Choice (MSFC) is an incredible organization that connects medical students across North America. My first experience with them was at their annual meeting, a national conference for medical and nursing students who are interested in reproductive health and justice. The meeting gave me the opportunity to see that while many students and members of the administration at my school were hostile or indifferent to the issues of reproductive health, MSFC was a large network of health professoinals and future-physicians who shared my views, my ideals, and my interests. I had been feeling rather alone in my interests at medical school, but then I met incredible doctors and students who made me see that my career dreams were possible. It was very empowering! Since then, I have attended many more meetings and utilized their Reproductive Health Externship program to find a clinic that would host me for a summer so I could fill in the reproductive gaps in my medical school education. It was an unbelievable experience, only possible through this unbelievable nonprofit!

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

Through MSFC, I have been able to reach out to other students in my medical school and begin to talk to them about reproductive health issues. Until MSFC there had been no outlet for discussion about these topics in our curriculum!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

 
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