Reproductive Health Access Project

Training & Support

Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy Fellowship

This one-year fellowship aims to develop leaders who will promote and teach full-spectrum reproductive health care within family medicine.  There are currently four fellowship positions available: two based in New York City at the Institute for Family Health affiliated residencies, one based in Massachusetts at the Tufts University Family Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance and one based in Ann Arbor, Michigan at the University of Michigan. 

Fellows will participate in the following activities:

  1. Fellows will spend one year as a “trainer in training,” learning to perform abortion and related procedures (IUD and implant insertions and removals, first-trimester sonography, medication abortion, endometrial biopsy, and manual vacuum aspiration of the uterus) and learning to teach these procedures to others. Fellows will spend ~20 days at a high volume abortion site, getting training and becoming a trainer.
  2. Fellows will work at a family medicine site seeing their own panel of continuity care patients. 
  3. Fellows will develop teaching skills by precepting family medicine residents, learning to teach and give feedback under the supervision of residency faculty.
  4. Fellows will develop teaching and leadership skills by giving presentations during the residency curriculum sessions and at academic conferences. Fellows, in collaboration with residents and faculty, will work on academic projects with a goal of presenting at academic meetings and writing for publication. 
  5. Fellows will work with medical schools to provide reproductive health training opportunities for medical students.
  6. Fellows will participate in advocacy projects that promote access to reproductive health care, with guidance from the Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP). 
  7. Fellows will apply to the Physicians for Reproductive Health’s Leadership Training Academy. If accepted, any costs associated with this training will be covered by the fellowship, and will require travel to three meetings during the fellowship year. 

Applications for the Reproductive Health and Advocacy Fellowship can only be submitted electronically.  To apply, please email the following materials to fellowship@reproductiveaccess.org. Applications are due December 1.

  • Cover letter stating the reasons for interest and career goals
  • Three references (must either be on electronic letterhead with an electronic signature or a scanned pdf of the letter on letterhead with a signature)
  • Curriculum vitae

 

Recruitment Criteria

Applicants must be board-certified or board-eligible family physicians who will have completed residency training by August 1, 2018. Recent graduates and mid-career physicians are eligible. Candidates need not be fully trained in women’s health procedures.  Candidates should have the appropriate state licenses before their start date for the fellowship. High priority will be given to clinicians who will do one or more of the following:

  • Provide abortion care in an abortion provider shortage area;
  • Commit to developing a new abortion-training program at a family medicine residency program that currently offers no abortion training.

 

Application

Application to New York Fellowships

Application to Massachusetts Fellowship

Application to Michigan Fellowship 

For more information, contact fellowship@reproductiveaccess.org.

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