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LARC Curricular Resources

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This video-based learning tool, developed by getLARC, features one patient’s series of contraceptive counseling sessions with her physicians. This tool includes a set of discussion questions and was designed to deepen learners' knowledge about patient-centered LARC counseling. It can be used for self-study, didactic sessions, or as a small group discussion exercise.
This curriculum, developed by getLARC, features 10 patient cases and discussion questions to deepen learners' knowledge about LARC medical eligibility, counseling, insertion, and removal. It can be used for self-study, didactic sessions, or as a small group discussion exercise.

Learning & Assessment Tools

These checklists may be used to review the steps of the procedure with learners or to assess a provider to be signed off for independent provision.

IUD Insertion Animated Videos

These animated videos, from the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP), can help learners visualize the IUD insertion process.

Training in getLARC residency programs occurs in both high-volume and continuity settings, and is integrated into the didactic curriculum. Providing LARC devices in a high-volume setting such as an off-site family planning clinic or dedicated session in the continuity clinic allows residents to develop their insertion skills. Providing devices in the context of continuity care helps residents to feel confident providing LARC devices in the context of their day-to-day primary care practice.

    Residents in getLARC residency programs have the opportunity to:
  • Attend at least 4 dedicated LARC sessions, usually during their women’s health rotation. Residents insert at least 5 devices at each session.
  • Offer LARC devices to continuity patients in the context of regular continuity visits throughout their residency
  • Graduate competent to provide LARC services in the primary care setting

Funding is also available for release time for faculty to attend high-volume LARC sessions to refresh or develop their LARC insertion skills.

To learn more about training in the getLARC program, please download our residency training overview, or to learn about the funding for getLARC training, visit our funding page.

The following clinics and family medicine residency programs receive grant support to enhance LARC services and resident training in LARC provision.

Residency Programs Supported by getLARC:
Community Health Network FMR Indianapolis, IN
Florida State University College of Medicine FMRP at Lee Memorial Health Systems Fort Myers, FL
Wayne State University/Crittenton FMRP Detroit, MI
University of Wisconsin-Madison FMRP Madison, WI

Clinics Supported by getLARC:
Presidio County Health Services Presidio, TX and Marfa, TX

Residency Programs Supported by RHEDI (Reproductive Health Education in Family Medicine):
Beth Israel Residency in Urban Family Medicine New York, NY
Brown FMR at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island Pawtucket, RI
Jefferson Medical College Family & Community Medicine Residency Philadelphia, PA
Montefiore Medical Center FMRP Bronx, NY
New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University FMRP New York, NY
Oregon Health and Science University FMRP Portland, OR
Rutgers-RWJMS FMRP at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick, NJ
Santa Rosa FMR Santa Rosa, CA
SUNY at Buffalo FMRP Buffalo, NY
University of Illinois at Chicago FMR Chicago, IL
University of Maryland Medical Center Family and Community Medicine Residency Program Baltimore, MD
University of New Mexico FMRP Albuquerque, NM
University of Washington FMR Seattle, WA