Ryan Residency Training and Fellowship in Family Planning [2]

Investigator: Uta E. Landy, MD

Location(s): United States


The Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Training Program in Abortion and Family Planning is a national program coordinated from the Bixby Center at the University of California, San Francisco.  The program was founded in 1999 with the goal of formally integrating and enhancing family planning training for residents in obstetrics and gynecology. It strives to create academic settings for didactic education, clinical training, and research.

The mission of the Ryan Program is to increase and strengthen training opportunities in abortion and contraception for residents in obstetrics and gynecology and to encourage and support residents’ exposure to evidence-based clinical care and research in the field of family planning.

The program has three major objectives:

  • To establish training opportunities for residents through outpatient pregnancy termination services in teaching hospitals or through collaborative community partners;
  • To establish formally integrated opt-out rotations for residents; and
  • To promote the sustainability of the program at each site beyond the initial funding period.
  • As of July 2010, we have established 58 programs in 28 U.S. states, two programs in Canada, and one in Puerto Rico.