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Medical Students for Choice
June 21, 2011

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.

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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.

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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.

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I participated in their Reproductive Health Externship, shadowing for a month in women's health clinics in Chicago that provide contraception and abortion services. I love the organization so much that I have volunteered my time to be a part of the natio.

Medical Students for Choice
June 28, 2010

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!

The Great!

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!

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I've participated in many of their conferences, their externship, and am now a national leader for MSFC.

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