Advocacy Training and Medical Education: The CoFP
By Armide Storey, M2, Boston University School of Medicine As a medical student, it is easy to get bogged down in the every day. And it is easy, sometimes, to forget why I chose to become a doctor. For this I am most thankful for MSFC and the Conference on Family Planning. To be surrounded by peers who …
Have you graduated medical school but still want to make abortion a standard part of medical practice? MSFC works with residents too.
MSFC chapters exist in over 180 locations worldwide. As a resident you can join an existing chapter, or network with other residents through our online residents listserve. The listserve also will announce opportunities for residents to participate in advocacy efforts. Residents can also apply for MSFC’s Abortion Training Programs to gain clinical experience in abortion care.
We stay organized across many countries by using a few simple guidelines for funding, fundraising, and interaction with each other and with the larger world. See the sidebar for more information. If you want to discuss community-building opportunities for residents directly, please email [email protected].
Whether you are one resident in a program that is hostile towards choice, or part of a large chapter at a school that is friendly to collaboration, your efforts with Medical Students for Choice will help to transform medical education and inspire the next generation of abortion providers and pro-choice physicians!