Fighting Abortion Restrictions in a Hostile State: My Experience Testifying at the Texas Legislature

by Katie Hansen MS1 at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin The 2017 legislative session in Texas has been a disheartening one for women and the pro-choice movement. State lawmakers have already proposed 17 bills that would make it more difficult for women to access abortion. On February 15th, I testified at …

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Abortion Training


Training to Competence Externship Program for Residents

At Medical Students for Choice, we believe that residents should have clinical exposure to abortion care. We have one program to support residents’ efforts to receive this exposure.

  • MSFC’s Training to Competence Externship program provides residents with financial and logistical support for receiving clinical abortion training outside of their program’s standard curriculum.
  • While there is not a formally established criterion for achieving competence in abortion, most of our residents have found that after performing 50 abortion procedures they feel competent enough to continue training on their own. Accepted applicants qualify for a stipend to offset the costs associated with participating in this program.

All residents who are currently enrolled and in good standing at an accredited residency program are welcome to apply to the Training to Competence program.

To learn more about the application process and to apply for the Training to Competence program, please visit our “How to Apply” page.  Further information can be obtained by contacting the Director of Training Programs by phone at (215) 625-0800 or by email at [email protected].