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Question #92787 posted on 12/30/2019 8:30 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What percent of American medical schools require their students to actually do an abortion procedure (not just learn about it) as part of their classes or rotations or residency? What about international medical schools?

Pro life


Dear friend,

Alas, we don't have a way of quantifying school-to-school curriculum and practices, so we're not able to give you a satisfactory answer, or even one with plausible conjecture.
Here's to hoping we get that 2020 vision soon.


--Ardilla Feroz

posted on 12/31/2019 11:18 p.m.
When I was in medical school, we were given the option to observe an abortion but were not required to do so. I can’t imagine that any medical school in the US would require a medical student to attend an abortion—it would only be an op-in experience. Actually performing one would be out of the question—medical students aren’t required to do any procedures at all to graduate. Performing an abortion is not a requirement for residency graduation, either. See this article for more information on abortion training:

Dr Danger