Medical Students for Choice
June 21, 2011
When I began MedSchool, I was afraid that all of my classmates would be from privileged backgrounds, and that I wouldn't be able to build a community around those issues that most mattered to me. As a queer woman of color, Women's health and reproductive rights are keystone issues that I hope to improve upon as a practicing physician. The first MSFC meeting at UC Davis (2010) opened with a picture of Dr. Tiller on the projector which started a crucial conversation on abortion provider attacks. In this way and many others, they have made incredible strides in re framing an emotionally charged and divisive issue into one of healthcare, access to quality care and patient rights.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
This Org made a room full of MS 1 feel like this issue was one that we all could affect. It was empowering to be shown what role physicians can play in this age-old, national debate.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Perhaps be more visible on the pro-choice stage; provide more education around abortion policies currently in place around the country
Volunteer & Student member of MSFC.