Medical Students Offering Maternal Support (MOMS): A History and New Curriculum
Author: Emily Unger, MD Class of 2018
MOMS was developed at HMS in 2014. It is a program that pairs medical students with pregnant women as a way to enhance medical education through longitudinal patient relationships and to provide support to women during pregnancy to try to tackle maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. In addition to the patient partnership, students participated in a didactic component. Given the new curriculum implemented at HMS the program needed to adapt. This report summarizes the history of the MOMS program and proposes a new didactic curriculum.