Michigan MSFC Members Demand Abortion Training Opportunities for Residents
By Maya Nojechowicz As an MSFC student organizer, it was inspiring to witness MSFC members from two Michigan universities use their leverage as medical students to advocate for improved access to abortion training in residency programs. While much of MSFC’s focus is on providing abortion education in preclinical years, it is due to the advocacy …
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!