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Evaluation and feedback are among the most important tools in effective learning. The ACGME and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) provide information about the validity and feasibility of a variety of evaluation methods that may be used to assess performance and skills.

The following instruments, developed for use with this Training Workbook, are based on ACGME-recommended methods. They include specialty competencies for primary care clinicians providing early abortion care, regardless of setting. They include essential knowledge, behaviors, and skills that primary care clinicians should be able to demonstrate upon application for practice in abortion care and the prevention of unintended pregnancy. These instruments are designed to assist in the evaluation of participants, faculty, staff, and the overall rotation. All forms may be used or adapted for the professional training program or high-volume training setting. These and various alternative evaluation forms can be downloaded separately at either or


  • Skills and Experience Inventory: To assess experience prior to the rotation
  • Trainee Agreement and Consent Form:  To consent to training
  • Procedure Log: To record all trainee procedural experience.
  • Training Program Evaluation: For trainees to review the overall training program
  • Daily Evaluation Card:  Designed for faculty to evaluate trainees on a daily basis
  • Observed Performance Assessment: For faculty to evaluate trainees
  • Core Competencies for First Trimester Aspiration Abortion by Primary Care Clinicians: Entry-level specialty competencies for providing early abortion care, regardless of setting

In addition, this section includes:

  • Clinician Feedback Form for Clinic Staff: For training site staff to review the trainee’s performance, with regards to patient care and professionalism
  • Clinic Services Satisfaction Survey:  A patient satisfaction survey to use in training sites

For Advanced Skills evaluation, this section includes:

  • Early Pregnancy Ultrasound Skills Evaluation:  A competency evaluation for early pregnancy ultrasound
  • New Trainer Skills Evaluation:  A competency evaluation for new trainers



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