Michigan MSFC Members Demand Abortion Training Opportunities for Residents
By Maya Nojechowicz As an MSFC student organizer, it was inspiring to witness MSFC members from two Michigan universities use their leverage as medical students to advocate for improved access to abortion training in residency programs. While much of MSFC’s focus is on providing abortion education in preclinical years, it is due to the advocacy …
Rebecca Commito is an MD candidate at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden, NJ. Rebecca was the founding leader of Cooper’s Medical Students for Choice Chapter and serves on the managing board of the Cooper Rowan Clinic, which provides longitudinal medical care and medication for uninsured patients in Camden. Rebecca also co-created and leads the Camden Prenatal Collaborative, an initiative that partners women experiencing high risk pregnancies with medical students who serve as a patient navigators and advocates. Prior to starting medical school, Rebecca worked as the Program Manager at Peer Health Exchange (PHE) Chicago, a health education non-profit. At PHE, she trained and managed a cohort of college undergraduates who facilitated comprehensive health education workshops with 9th graders in partner Chicago Public Schools. Rebecca graduated from Swarthmore College with a BA in French and Francophone Studies, concentrating in Gender and Sexuality Studies.