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Growing up in a liberal community in New Jersey, I considered comprehensive sex education unremarkable and reproductive services a part of primary care. During my work in health policy research and evaluation after college, I realized I had taken this perspective for granted. One of my most memorable experiences came in analyzing a national funding …

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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].