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Facing Adversitiy and Finding Support in MSFC

Jennifer, a second-year medical student at Tulane University in New Orleans, speaks with MSFC HQ about moving to a region more hostile to women’s reproductive rights and finding a supportive community through Medical Students for Choice.   What was your experience of choice before medical school? To me, choice means an individual being able to …

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If the choice is to terminate, the method should be a safe one

When preparing for direct patient care, many medical students take the time to identify what ‘choice’ means to them and what values those meanings carry.  Questions may include: Are there certain motivations or barriers that affect my advocacy for abortion care?  What are my emotional and professional responses to the varied needs of women seeking …

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The Skinny on Emergency Contraception
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Video: Abortion Around the World
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The Frightening Facts of Abortion Provision
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Finding Passion at an MSFC General Interest Meeting

I came into medical school not knowing exactly what I was interested in, but having a vague sense that I was interested in underserved populations and healthcare inequalities. Early in the Fall of my first year I went to a MSFC General Interest meeting and found myself taken in by the passion with which the …

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The First at My Medical School

As a medical student, I was actively looking for opportunities to educate myself further in women’s health. I reached out to MSFC because their mission resonated with what I believed in terms of the care I wanted to provide for families out there. They recognized the need to educate students from early training years so …

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Beyond the Stethoscope: Being Reminded of the Broad World of Healthcare

Medical school is a time when many enthusiastic and intellectually curious students are forced to stifle their interests and passions in anything not directly related to anatomy and pathophysiology for the sake of becoming competent and knowledgeable physicians. The rigors and demands of the medical school curriculum and the seemingly endless volumes of information that …

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How Medical Students for Choice is Changing Medical Education…for me anyway

At my school we got about seven weeks of straight up study time to prepare for boards, which just meant cutting out the fat of our daily lives (you know, no more licking your fur or calmly warming your reptilian brain in the sun). Instead we get to work on that awful hyper-kyphotic posture we’d …

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