Fighting Abortion Restrictions in a Hostile State: My Experience Testifying at the Texas Legislature
by Katie Hansen MS1 at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin The 2017 legislative session in Texas has been a disheartening one for women and the pro-choice movement. State lawmakers have already proposed 17 bills that would make it more difficult for women to access abortion. On February 15th, I testified at …
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About the Board
General Board Role & Responsibilities: The MSFC Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the organization’s financial health and establishing the organization’s long-term strategic plan. Participation on MSFC’s board offers individuals a great opportunity for professional development and leadership experience. While we recognize that many of our board members and applicants have served as Student Leaders at their local chapters, the role of a board member is distinct and different from that of a Student Leader.
The board meets in person at three weekend meetings each year at different locations across the United States; transportation and hotel costs are covered. One of the three meetings is held in conjunction with the annual Conference on Family Planning. Board members are expected to attend every meeting and maintain committee duties between meetings through e-mail and conference calls. Board members are also required to contribute to MSFC’s fundraising efforts through donor solicitation and a meaningful personal donation.
General Board Eligibility: The MSFC Board of Directors welcomes applications from medical students and any other community members, including international applicants, who are passionate about creating tomorrow’s abortion providers and pro-choice physicians.
Interested medical students: We have an annual open application process for medical students beginning in December.
We are currently accepting applications for the following Board of Directors positions: president-elect and at-large members. Please read the entire board application before completing it. Please send your completed application to [email protected]. Applications are due by 11:59 pm EST January 17, 2017.
Interested professionals and community members: Application to the Board is by invitation only. Please contact [email protected] for more information about how to join the Board.
For more information about MSFC’s Board of Directors please review these Frequently Asked Questions or [email protected]
2016-2017 Board of Directors
Kristin C. Prewitt, President
University of South Florida
Caroline Vu, President-Elect
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Miquia Henderson, Past President
Washington University in St. Louis
Serendipity Media + Arts Collaborative Group, LLC
East Tennessee State University
James H. Quillen College of Medicine
Rebecca Agnes Commito
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Tulane University School of Medicine
Brown University School of Medicine
Jennifer Lee, JD
Leah Torres, MD, MS
OB/GYN & Abortion Provider
Physicians for Reproductive Health
Audrey Ann Ross