Curriculum Reform at Univ. of Missouri – Kansas City

AnnaMaria Maples, MS6 at UMKC Missouri has never been known for being progressive, but I did not know quite the extent of it until I began preparing for residency. I am a sixth year medical student at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine (UMKC) in the BA/MD program, and our curriculum …

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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].