MUSC Women's Care

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Ryan Residency Training Program

Our Ryan Residency Training Program is now in it's third year and offers a dedicated family planning rotation to all residents.  This rotation provides comprehensive training in contraception and abortion.  Evaluation of established Ryan Residency Training Programs demonstrates that the residents and departments are highly satisfied with the rotations.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES FOR RESIDENT TRAINING?
Integrates abortion and family planning training into the residency experience

Improves resident competence in the following areas:

  • uterine sizing
  • sonography
  • uterine evacuation techniques
  • management of fetal demise
  • management of abortion-related complications
Increases appeal of program to prospective residents
Increases opportunities for research
Opportunity to master a surgical skill set
One-on-one mentoring from faculty
Increased training in ultrasonography and anesthesia techniques for office procedures
Increased didactic training in family planning topics
WHAT DO THE RESIDENTS SAY ABOUT THE RYAN PROGRAM?
"It was one of the most unique and rewarding aspects of my training.  I feel more competent and assured that I can take care of women in meeting their family planning needs."
"The most valuable part of the rotation was mastering an all-too-uncommon and important skill, connecting with patients at a stressful moment in their lives and feeling like I provided them with a  valuable service in a safe and respectful manner."
"I feel capable of safely providing a service and performing a procedure that could be needed in both elective and emergent situations."
"One of the best rotations of my first year. Great opportunity to work one-on-one with an attending. Readings were applicable to rotation, plenty of OR time and procedures, and clinic was busy, but full of educational opportunities. Truly wonderful rotation and educational experience."
"The family planning rotation was an excellent experience. The professor is an excellent & patient teacher and it was a unique experience to spend so much dedicated time with an attending learning to understand and manage the complexities of contraception, early pregnancy failure, and general surgical skills to include laparoscopy. She focused on teaching evidence based-decision making and encouraged individual thought and development of management plans."
WHAT DOES THE RESEARCH SAY ABOUT THE RYAN PROGRAM?
Residents who participated in newly established, routine opt-out family planning training completed surveys before and after their rotations. The surveys asked residents to report clinical experience and competence in family planning.  Click here to read the results.
 
 
 

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