If your question is not answered below, or if you require more specific information before getting started with your application, please call us at 215-625-0800 or email [email protected].
We require that residents find a host facility that guarantees exposure to 50 abortion procedures. Depending on your chosen host facility, the average time commitment can range from two weeks to one month or more.
You may complete your externship at any point during residency.
You will be required to submit a budget form detailing anticipated expenses as part of your application. Covered expenses may include travel, housing, commuting, and host facility costs. Please note: MSFC will happily consider applications requesting funds to cover housing expenses incurred as a direct result of participation in the externship, but current housing costs do not qualify under the stipend. Additionally, MSFC is unable to cover the cost of meals during your externship.
Funds are typically disbursed in two equal payments. The first payment is sent at the midpoint of your externship; the second is sent upon completion of the post-survey and submission of receipts. If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, your stipend will be disbursed in one payment at the end of your externship, after submission of the post-survey and receipts.
In order to assist residents with this process, MSFC maintains a non-exhaustive database of host facilities excited to participate in this program and is able to provide contact information for these sites upon request.
A letter of good standing refers to a letter from your residency program confirming your date of matriculation into the program and satisfactory completion of its requirements thus far. Letters of good standing need to be signed and on your residency program’s letterhead. They can typically be obtained through your residency’s program director.
Your personal statement should be one page in length and include any previous experience with abortion training (if any), as well as your motivations for seeking this opportunity.