The 8-module Ryan Program Didactic Curriculum in Family Planning contains the latest research and evidence-based practices, and includes learning objectives, articles, videos, and quizzes.

Thank you to the following members of the Ryan Program Curriculum Advisory Committee for carefully reviewing our curriculum content for the 2021-22 academic year. The curriculum is updated every two years and will be re-reviewed in 2023. If you are already accessing the didactic curriculum on RHEcourse, please make sure to copy the updated 2021-22 template to your dashboard. Previous versions will be invalid and should not be used.

Module I: Introduction to Reproductive Justice
Biftu Mengesha, MD, MAS, Sanithia Williams, MD, FACOG, Zoë Julian, MD, MPH, Bhavik Kumar, MD, MPH, and Kristyn Brandi, MD, MPH

Module II: Overview of Abortion Care
Jody Steinauer, MD, PhD, and Megan Lawley, MD, MPH

Module III: First-Trimester Uterine Aspiration Abortion and Second-Trimester Dilation and Evacuation
Deborah Bartz, MD, MPH, and Dominika Seidman, MD, MAS

Module IV: Medication Abortion and Labor Induction Termination
Sarah Averbach, MD, MAS, and Sarita Sonalkar, MD, MPH

Module V: Early Pregnancy Loss Management
Sarah Prager, MD, MAS, and Robin Wallace, MD, MAS

Module VI: Contraception
Valerie French, MD, MAS, Antoinette Nguyen, MD, MPH

Module VII: Career Planning
Megan Kumar, MPH, and Felisa Preskill, MPP

Module VIII: Policy & Advocacy (New!)
Nafeesa Dawoodbhoy, MHA, Roxanne Landis, JD, MPH, Marika Stanford-Moore, MA, and Jema K. Turk, PhD, MA, MPA

The new Policy and Advocacy Module includes eight mini courses in family planning advocacy and policy engagement Each mini course includes a series of short video lectures featuring faculty and experts in reproductive health education, policy, and clinical care. Course faculty include:

Andrew Beck, JD, American Civil Liberties Union
Jennifer Conti, MD, MS, MSc, Stanford University
Sarah Horvath, MD, MSHP, Penn State University
Tanya Franklin, MD, MSPH, University of Louisville
Valerie French, MD, MAS, University of Kansas
Roxanne Landis, JD, MPH, Ryan Residency Training Program
Colleen P. McNicholas, DO, MSCI, Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri
Jody Steinauer, MD, PhD, Ryan Residency Training Program
Jennifer Villavicencio, MD, MPP, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Vanessa Wellbery, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

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