This small group professionalism exercise occurs during intern orientation and is then revisited during family planning rotation orientation. During the two-hour small group session, a group leader walks the interns through a series of exercises where they have to choose the patient most deserving of an abortion, rank patients from most to least deserving, and discern their comfort with certain patients continuing a pregnancy and becoming a parent. After each exercise, we discuss their responses. Ultimately, the exercise helps learners become more self- aware and provide them with tools and language to use when discussing challenging issues with colleagues and patients.
Professionalism Exercise: Facilitation Guide (pdf)