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The University of Chicago Section of Family Planning provides first and second year OB/GYN residents with comprehensive reproductive health training through our Family Planning clinical service and Ryan Center Clinic.
Since our inception in 2006, we have trained 30 University of Chicago residents and 3 residents from other institutions in the provision of contraception, pregnancy options counseling, miscarriage management, and abortion care. First- and second-year residents spend three weeks of the year in a dedicated family planning rotation. They are joined by family planning fellows and faculty, as well as third- and fourth-year medical students.
For medical students in their clinical years, our Ryan Center training program provides a chance to participate in caring for women with diverse reproductive health needs.
Fourth-year medical students with an interest in family planning can spend a month rotating through our clinical service, where they learn to care for patients, become involved in research and policy work within the section, and prepare a scholarly presentation.
Students from across the country and the world have taken advantage of this unique opportunity to gain valuable skills in pregnancy options counseling, abortion provision, and contraceptive care not included anywhere else in their clinical curriculum.