Virtual Abortion Training Institutes

MSFC’s Virtual Abortion Training Institutes (Virtual ATIs) provide medical students with a unique educational opportunity to learn about abortion and family planning in a small group virtual environment using independent learning, didactic and interactive sessions, and self-paced hands-on training simulations. The virtual ATI program primarily covers medical and surgical abortion in the first trimester and includes values clarification, advocacy training, and a provider panel. Medical students will have the opportunity to engage with current abortion providers who have familiarity and experience with the unique challenges of providing abortion care throughout the US, including abortion restrictive and hostile states.

Accepted students will receive an MSFC training kit with supplies to practice dilation and MVA (manual vacuum aspiration) techniques on a papaya model.

Admission is application-based and highly competitive as space is limited. Only medical students attending schools located in the US are eligible to attend. Priority will be given to medical students with very little or no access to abortion training on campus or offsite. Medical students who have previously attended MSFC’s Abortion Training Institute (ATI) or Reproductive Health Externship (RHE) are discouraged from applying due to their advanced level of knowledge regarding abortion care.

2024 Virtual ATIs Dates:
  • Saturday, June 29, 2024, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm ET
  • Saturday, July 27, 2024, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm ET

Applications for the 2024 Virtual ATIs are closed. Tune in earlier next year for more information about the next ATIs.

It is MSFC’s intention to comply with all applicable laws and to promote training for abortion care that complies with all applicable laws.  Please note, however, that the information provided during this training/on this website about lawful abortion care is for general informational purposes only, and does not and is not intended to constitute medical or legal advice. For legal advice concerning your personal circumstances or the legal status of abortion in your state, please consult an attorney.  In addition, please note that links may be provided for third-party content, which we do not warrant, endorse, or assume liability for.