It is a founding vision of ours to utilize healthcare as a venue for positively changing the way women and people experience themselves in the world. Just one of the ways we do this is by providing training opportunities for medical students and physicians who are interested in including abortion care in their practice (often with the help of groups like the Midwest Access Project or Medical Students for Choice).
Our Twin Cities clinic, located in downtown Minneapolis, MN is one such training venue. Recently we had the opportunity to host a fourth-year medical student who left us the following note that pretty much sums up why compassionate abortion care and these training opportunities are so valuable.
Dear Whole Woman’s Health of Minnesota,
Thank you so much for having me in the clinic this month. You immediately made me feel welcome and you taught me more about caring for patients than I have learned on any of my other rotations in medical school. Before coming here, I had never seen respectful and compassionate abortion care. This clinic exceeded my expectations. You treat even the most difficult patients with empathy and accommodation, which is so unusual in the medical field.
I am so grateful for your willingness to teach and your patience as I learned. Thank you for making me excited to be an abortion provider, to work in a clinic like Whole Woman’s Health, to work with people like you. I hope our paths cross again.