I’m a medical student doing a summer program with Medical Students For Choice, and I’m blogging about my experience here.
It has been fantastic in so many ways to do this work. I come in early every day I’m there to escort patients past the protestors. Every friend I’ve brought in to escort with me has found it just as empowering as I have and come back to keep escorting.
Inside the clinic, I’m surrounded by people who are committed to abortion access. They understand the high bar and the dire need for patient comfort. Best of all, they’re all enthusiastic about teaching me.
Whatever field of medicine I go into, the surgical experience will be valuable, and I’ll be better able to serve those patients of mine who have undergone or will undergo one of the most common surgeries in the country.
I am Dr. Tiller.