Medical Students for Choice @ HUCM
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HISTORY AND ABOUT MSFC
MSFC is a new/old organization to HUCM. HUCM previously had an active MSFC chapter but the chapter had not been active in some time. Last year the chapter was reactivated due to student interest and a recognition of the ongoing assault on women's reproductive health.
As an internationally known non-profit with a successful track record for change, Medical Students for Choice® (MSFC) stands up in the face of violent opposition. We work to destigmatize abortion provision among medical students and residents, and to persuade medical schools and residency programs to include abortion as a part of the reproductive health services curriculum.
Today one of the greatest obstacles to safe and legal abortion around the world is the absence of trained providers. Medical schools are simply not addressing the topic; most physicians graduate with little more than circumstantial knowledge of abortion. As medical students and residents, we work to make reproductive health care, including abortion, a part of standard medical education and residency training.
- Support medical student advocacy and programming
- Improve reproductive health curricula
- Increase abortion training opportunities
- Promote the importance of MSFC’s work broadly
◦To educate students on the history of the fight for women’s reproductive rights and why we need to take up the cause
◦To educate students on the basic facts of medical and surgical abortion
◦Keep students informed on the current status of legislation/policy that affects women’s access to care
◦To create a safe space for students to discuss abortion and women’s reproductive rights
◦To inform students about the different ways to incorporate abortion care into their future medical practice
◦To empower students to use their voice to advocate on behalf of their patients and for what they believe
◦To start a conversation about addressing elective abortion on the 3rd year OB/GYN rotation
OUR EXECUTIVE BOARD
Alexandria Wells, President
Kenyatta Matthews, Vice President
Cara Smith, Secretary
Chibuike Ezeibe, VP of Advocacy and Legislation
Kemi Ereme, Treasurer
"That women will always need access to abortion services is not up for debate. Rather, the questions is always how, where, and in what conditions they occur"