Abortion training at multiple sites: An unexpected curriculum for teaching systems-based practice

Cara Herbitter, Vanita Kumar, Alison Karasz, Marji Gold

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Background: In 1999, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education endorsed systems-based practice as one of six general competencies. Purpose: The objective is to explore the paradigm of teaching residents systems-based practice during a women's health rotation that included abortion training in multiple settings. Methods: During a routine women's health rotation, residents from two urban family medicine residency programs received early abortion training at a high-volume abortion clinic and their continuity clinic. Thirty-min semistructured interviews were conducted with all 26 residents who rotated between July 2005 and August 2006. Transcripts were analyzed using thematic codes. Results: Through exposure to different healthcare delivery systems, residents learned about systems-based practice, including understanding the failure of the larger system to meet patients' reproductive healthcare needs, differences between two systems, and potential systems barriers they might face as providers. Conclusions: Abortion training in multiple settings may serve as a paradigm for teaching systems-based practice during other rotations that include training in multiple sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)102-106
Number of pages5
JournalTeaching and Learning in Medicine
Volume22
Issue number2
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StatePublished - Apr 2010

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Abortion training at multiple sites : An unexpected curriculum for teaching systems-based practice. / Herbitter, Cara; Kumar, Vanita; Karasz, Alison; Gold, Marji.

In: Teaching and Learning in Medicine, Vol. 22, No. 2, 04.2010, p. 102-106.

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