ALTHOUGH ABORTION IS ONE OF THE MOST COMMONLY PERFORMED gynecologic procedures, many obstetrics and gynecology residents are not offered routine training in uterine evacuation techniques.
In 1996, recognizing this shortcoming in resident education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) mandated that ob-gyn residency education must include access to experience with induced abortion. Evaluation of this requirement has become part of the Residency Review Committee (RRC) site visits and has motivated increasing numbers of programs to formalize and improve training in uterine evacuation techniques.
The Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Training Program (Ryan Program) was founded in 1999 with the goal of improving training in abortion and contraception for ob-gyn residents in the United States and Canada. The Program is a national, privately funded program based at the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Francisco.
Learn more about:
- Dr. Kenneth Ryan, for whom the program is named