Why start a Ryan Program?

In addition to compliance with ACGME and CREOG requirements and improving resident training in all aspects of uterine evacuation and contraception, the establishment of a Ryan Program offers numerous additional benefits to a department of obstetrics and gynecology:

  • Streamlining patient care through efficient use of hospital resources
  • Introducing new, evidence-based techniques and practices
  • Attracting residency applicants who want to learn clinical skills in all aspects of family planning
  • Laying the foundation for a Complex Family Planning Fellowship site

Residents and faculty report improved competence in clinical skills:

  • Gynecologic and obstetric ultrasound skills
  • Early gestational bimanual exam
  • Uterine evacuation techniques
    • Manual and electric uterine aspiration (MUA & EUA)
    • Dilation and evacuation
  • Medication abortion
  • Patient counseling
  • Management of fetal demise and miscarriage
  • Contraceptive management
    • Enhanced training in postpartum and postabortion contraception
  • Pain management for outpatient gynecologic procedures

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