MSFC in the News
How Dobbs Upended Med Students’ FuturesMar 17, 2023 | By Andrea González-Ramírez in The Cut
Featuring MSFC’s Board Member, Rose Al Abosy.
Rose Al Abosy was on the last day of their maternal-fetal medicine sub-internship last year when the Dobbs decision came down. The end of the constitutional right to an abortion made it clear to the fourth-year medical student at Boston University that they could apply to obstetrics and gynecology residency programs only in states where the procedure is protected. “Residency applications are very, very competitive,” they say. “It is a risk to narrow your list in a geographic way.” Al Abosy wants to become an abortion provider, so being matched with a program where they might not get the right training wasn’t an option; on the other hand, failing to be placed in a program would derail their career.