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Keep the Women's Health Clinic in Pilsen open!

161 Signatures Goal: 250

As a current medical student at UIC, I am strongly opposed to UIH's decision to close the Center for Women and Family Health at Pilsen. The clinic provides vital treatment for an underserved population of Spanish-speaking immigrant women and children who cannot easily access care elsewhere. I believe that by closing the clinic, UIC is effectively abandoning care of a vulnerable group of patients in Pilsen. This is in direct contradiction to the University's mission statement, which explicitly promises to provide healthcare to underserved communities. Furthermore, since several M1 and M2 students train at the clinic each year, I believe that closing the clinic represents the loss of an important educational opportunity. The UIC College of Medicine strives to train students who will become physicians in underserved communities; by losing this important training site, the COM also loses opportunities to inspire students to practice urban medicine. For these reasons and more, I insist that the Deans of the College of Medicine issue a statement to the CEO, CFO, CMO, and COO of the University of Illinois Hospital that encourages them to reconsider the decision to close the Pilsen clinic based on ethical obligations to patients and educational obligations to students. Thank you.

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    theresa kimpell
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    Irene Klein
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