The idea of starting a Med Students for Life group at your Medical School can be daunting when you consider the demands of your M1 and M2 schedule. Not to mention the stigma that is placed on students who dare to speak up on behalf of life-affirming medical care for the preborn and their mothers. Despite the obstacles, the need for med students to be the voice of truth and light on our medical school campuses is imperative to advancing a strong patient-doctor relationship based in the rights of conscience and grounded in the Hippocratic Oath to do no harm.
Jason from NOVA Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine wrote us to tell of his success in starting a Medical Students for Life group at a private medical school:
“Yesterday I presented to the SGA and through lots of prayer and reaching out to others, we were officially approved as Medical Students for Life. It was a tough crowd and a difficult presentation to give, but one that I made sure to be well prepared for in advance. It proves that anything is possible with prayer and I learned that it’s all about the approach you take and to ask for God to be there at your side. Thank you for the prayers and support, I couldn’t have done it without you! I look forward to working with you in the future to bring awareness and education to the medical students at NOVA.”
As Jason and many others change the hearts and minds of their fellow medicals students, Medical Students for Life of America is here to provide resources, training and guest medical lectures.
If you are interested in starting a Medical Students for Life group at your medical school, please send us an email and let us know how we can help.