10 Reasons Every Medical Student Should Learn about Medication Abortion
By Abby Ramey and Rachel Abbott, MSFC Student Organizers As abortion becomes more restricted in the United States, medication abortion has become critical in the fight for abortion access. Medication abortion, or the “abortion pill”, is a combination of two drugs, Mifepristone and Misoprostol. It is a popular and safe option for many, accounting for …
Applying for Residency
Regardless of which specialty you choose, if you are dedicated to pursuing abortion training during residency it is important to research residency programs before interviewing, and to directly ask about abortion training availability during your interviews. Over the years, MSFC has compiled lists of residencies which integrate abortion training for Ob/Gyn and Family Medicine residents, as well as interview guides to help you prepare for the interview season. Currently, the Ryan & RHEDI program websites have the most comprehensive lists of residency programs which integrate abortion training for OB/Gyn and Family Medicine, respectively.
Additionally, while it is possible to gain abortion training in specialties outside of Family Medicine and Ob/Gyn, residency program lists are not currently available. However, MSFC has developed an interview guide to help you assess if a prospective program would allow you to arrange abortion training opportunities outside of the program.
Residency Program Lists
Residents’ experiences of abortion training varies widely, and residency programs change frequently so while this information is intended to help you along your path to choosing a residency, it is not meant to be exhaustive.
Please contact us if you would like to share your perspective on abortion training at your institution, or your experiences on the interview trail. Medical students can use this information as they navigate the residency matching process!