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Great.com Talks With… Medical Students for Choice

Emil Ekvardt from Great.com interviewed Pamela Merritt, MSFC’s Executive Director, as part of their ‘Great.com Talks With…’ podcast. This series is an antidote to negative news stories that aims to shed light on organizations and experts whose work is making a positive impact on the world.  My Body, My Choice: Changing the Landscape of Abortion Care  One in three people who experience pregnancy …

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Student Leader Spotlight: Ihuoma Igbokwe

Welcome to the new Student Leader Spotlight series, where we’ll be regularly featuring one of our amazing Student Leaders and hearing in their own words what they care about, and what fuels the work they do with their chapter. Kicking off the series is Ihuoma Igbokwe, 3rd year medical student at Southern Illinois University School …

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Tomorrow’s abortion providers need your support!

When is the last time you felt hopeful? For many of us, the vaccine rollout has provided great comfort and helped us feel optimistic. Others have been encouraged by news that our favorite small businesses plan to reopen or by connecting with friends and family through creative, socially distant events. I find hope from the opportunity to …

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Building Leadership: Mentorship within MSFC Chapters

Charlotte, Toronto:  The pandemic and the virtual pivot have changed a lot for my chapter, but we are lucky in that our existing leadership structure adapts well to our new circumstances. Below is a short summary of how we operate, what works, and what doesn’t.  At our school, many clubs employ the junior- and senior- director model. …

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Collaboration, The Key for a Successful State-Wide Workshop

The University of Washington, School of Medicine (UWSOM) in Seattle recently hosted a completely virtual IUD workshop with 50 students and 10+ physician leaders participating. Our workshop was geared primarily towards MS1 and MS2 pre-clinical students with the goal of increasing their competency and knowledge in the field of reproductive healthcare and justice. We were inspired to host this workshop to increase medical literacy …

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Black Maternal Health Week 2021

From April 11 through April 17, Medical Students for Choice is proud to amplify and participate in the fourth annual Black Maternal Health Week.   The Black Maternal Health Week campaign is led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, and it includes opportunities to raise awareness, take action, and build community. You can learn more about Black Maternal Health Week here, and by following the #BMHW21 hashtag on various social media …

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The MCW Chapter on How They Made the Most of Going Virtual

First published in the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Kern Institute Transformational Times. Edited by Eileen Peterson. The need to go all-virtual this year due to COVID presented a challenge for The Medical College of Wisconsin’s chapter of Medical Students for Choice (MCW MSFC), a club based on building knowledge and connections to provide comprehensive reproductive …

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Curriculum Reform Advice From Two MSFC Leaders

We asked two student leaders some of our most common questions about curriculum reform. This was their advice. Becca is an MD/PhD student at Ohio State University in the United States. Julius is a medical student at Kabale University in Uganda. Responses have been edited for clarity. I want to do curriculum reform. Where should …

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