A family medicine training collaborative in early abortion

Fam Med. 2007 Mar;39(3):164-6.


Objectives: This study's objective was to assess participation and perceived benefits of abortion training among residents at programs with integrated early abortion care.

Intervention: We developed a collaborative early abortion training network.

Results: Residents at training sites had high participation (71%) and were more likely to report familiarity and comfort with providing early abortion care than comparison sites. Residents reported benefits to overall training (78%), satisfaction (55%), and plans to provide abortion care (40%).

Conclusions: This collaborative abortion training program was valued by residents and was associated with greater self-assessed skills and positive attitudes toward providing early abortion care than at comparison sites.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Evaluation Study
  • Multicenter Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Abortion, Induced / education*
  • Abortion, Induced / methods
  • Ambulatory Care*
  • Clinical Competence
  • Humans
  • Interinstitutional Relations
  • Internship and Residency*
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Physicians, Family / education*