US and Canadian Application: For Service to Commence Spring 2019

Thank you for your interest in serving on the Medical Students for Choice Board of Directors!

For 2018-2019, the MSFC Board will be recruiting at-large board members (both student and non-student members), in addition to a new President-Elect. Candidates for President-Elect who are not selected will be considered for at-large board membership, if interested.

Medical Students for Choice is strongly committed to diversity within its organization and especially welcomes applications from persons of color, LGBTQ+ persons, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas and to further represent MSFC’s broader constituency and future patients.

We encourage first-year medical students to apply for Board membership, and also welcome applications from candidates who were not selected for Board membership in prior years.

Role and Responsibilities

At-large members of the Board of Directors are elected to serve terms of up to three years (or until graduation, for medical student Board members). The position of President-Elect is a three-year role to serve as President-Elect, President, and Past-President. All Board roles require substantial responsibility and accountability to the organization and require regular conference calls and three in-person meetings per year. For the role of President-Elect, daily emails, weekly conference calls, and additional in-person meetings are required.

General Membership: At-large membership on the Board of Directors is open to both medical students and non-students who are passionate about MSFC’s mission of creating future abortion providers and pro-choice physicians.

President-Elect: The role of President-Elect is only open to medical students. The year as President-Elect is best suited for the penultimate year of medical school, so that the President role is served during the student’s final year (or during a gap/research year). We generally recommend that current applicants be presently in their antepenultimate year.

Application Process
General Board membership:
After the application review, selected applicants for general Board membership will be interviewed by telephone/video interviews by two members of the Board’s Nominating Committee. Final selection to the Board of Directors will occur following a meeting of the full Board in the Spring.

In order to be considered for general Board membership. Please complete Part One of the application below. Part One also includes a required reference request and an optional demographics survey.

President-Elect: Candidates for the position of President-Elect will also be interviewed by telephone/video with two members of the Board’s Nominating Committee. They will be interviewed by at least one of the current President-Elect, President, and Past President. Candidates for President-Elect advancing past telephone/video interviews will be invited for a final round of interviews in person with the entire Nominating Committee. Candidates for President-Elect who are not ultimately selected for the position may be considered for general Board membership if interested.

In order to be considered for the President-Elect position, please complete Part One and Part Two of the application below. Since the President-Elect is an active model member of the Board of Directors as well as a Board leader, Part One addresses Board service and responsibilities. It also includes a required reference request and an optional demographics survey. Part Two more specifically addresses the President-Elect role.
Please note that interviews are not guaranteed to all those who submit written applications.

While we recognize that many of our applicants are deeply committed to ensuring people have access to compassionate and caring abortion providers, we are unfortunately unable to offer general Board membership or the position of President Elect to everyone who is interested.