Featuring MSFC Board Member, Rose Al Abosy.
Long before the fracas over Mississippi and Texas, schools tiptoed gingerly around abortion, with more than half declining to offer any clinical training, according to one survey. Even MED’s curriculum, while bolstered from years ago, could be better, says Rose Al Abosy (MED’23), a board member of Medical Students for Choice, a Philadelphia advocacy group with a MED chapter.
Clinical exposure is haphazard, Al Abosy says: “I was assigned to BMC for my third-year clerkship. I actually just finished OB-GYN. And I did not see an abortion procedure. I was just never assigned to the abortion clinic.” She witnessed the procedure only because Medical Students for Choice runs an immersion program at BMC’s clinic, where a student can “provide emotional support to those patients, should they want that,” she says.