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.
Programs: The reproductive health externship funding program (rhe) provided financial support to 112 medical students and residents who sought opportunities not available in the medical schools and residency programs for first-hand abortion training. Continuing analysis of the program shows a statistically significant increase in the participants' knowledge of family planning and intention to provide abortion as a result of their externship experience.
226 medical students and residents attended our msfc's conference on family planning, the premier conference for medical students and residents interested in family planning. After the conference we found that the number of students who said they would probably or definitely provide abortion services increased by 18% when compared to responses to the same question asked before the survey.
the student organizing program supported over 1,200 educational events on 174 medical school campuses. The events included lectures, panel discussions, and film screenings on the topics of abortion and contraception. Additionally, 40% of our chapters are engaged in or are planning to engage in projects to reform their schools' official curriculum to include more information about reproductive health and abortion.
outreach and communication and all other program services and miscellaneous income.
MSFC provides a valuable service to medical students, residents, and North American women by ensuring quality education and training opportunities. It is an excellent organization, one I support with my time, money, and voice.
Medical Students for Choice provides education and opportunities to medical students interested in learning more about comprehensive reproductive health, including abortions. This organization is especially important in areas where medical education may be hindered due to access issues. I currently serve as President and Founder of the chapter at my school, and MSFC has provided endless support, numerous materials, and helped fund an internship with an abortion provider this summer.
Through MSFC, medical students have a strong, collective voice with which to advocate for women's reproductive rights. MSFC is organized, supportive, and ready to help medical students use that voice and strengthen their education around abortion and other reproductive choices to better the care of many patients. I am able to supplement my knowledge outside of the school's lecture halls with MSFC as a sturdy guide.