The Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy Fellowship is now accepting applications! This one-year fellowship is open to family physicians and aims to develop leaders who will promote and teach full-spectrum reproductive health care within family medicine.
Fellows will be “trainers in training,” learning to perform reproductive health procedures and how to teach these procedures to others. Fellows will develop leadership skills by giving presentations during the residency curriculum sessions, as well as at academic family medicine meetings and conferences. With guidance from the Reproductive Health Access Project, Fellows will participate in advocacy projects that promote access to reproductive health care in family medicine. In collaboration with residents and faculty, Fellows will work on research projects with the goal of preparing presentations for academic meetings and publications for family medicine journals.
Applications for the Reproductive Health and Advocacy Fellowship can only be submitted electronically and are due December 1, 2018. For more information on our fellowship sites, please refer back to our website.
To apply, please email the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org: a 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), and a curriculum vitae. We look forward to reading your applications!
Every year, RHAP selects a group of primary care physicians who are dedicated to providing and teaching reproductive health care within family medicine for our Fellowship program. Take some time to get to know the wonderful physicians who have joined our team for our year-long Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy Fellowship!
Sarah Valliere, DO
Sarah completed her Family and Community Medicine Residency at the McGaw Northwestern University in Chicago, one of the 11 original Teaching Health Centers dedicated to community-based primary care and underserved populations. Sarah’s interest in reproductive health began in Texas, where she experienced first-hand bias related to reproductive health, limitations in reproductive health education, and restrictions on abortion. These experiences sparked her desire to become an avid advocate for reproductive health and rights. She graduated medical school from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, where her interest in reproductive health care and underserved medicine expanded. During medical school, she spent time in Malawi where she worked to bridge the gap between reproductive health education, acknowledgment of female autonomy, and access to reproductive health care, focusing specifically on access to contraception. Sarah graduated with a B.S in Biology with minors in Spanish and Photography from the University of North Texas. Her fascination with medicine at that time began while working as a chief cell culture technician harvesting embryonic neuronal cells for neuroscience research. She is thrilled to be one of the Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy fellows and intends to utilize this training to become an abortion provider and a dedicated advocate for reproductive health and abortion by addressing health inequalities, access issues, education gaps, and population bias. Her interests include yoga, photography, traveling, and most importantly, spending time with her dog, Kale.
Shailee Udani, DO
Shailee has always been keenly aware of inequality in the world and felt an obligation to act. One of her first memories is of being approached by beggars in India and imploring her dad to give them everything in his bag, to the point of tears. After witnessing and experiencing many such injustices that disproportionately affect women as primary caregivers, her belief in human rights became focused on women’s rights, especially reproductive health. After completing medical school at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem, NY, she completed her Family Medicine Residency at Hackensack Meridian Health – Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, NJ, and then took some time off to stay home with her kids. After two years, she is thrilled to continue her training as a Reproductive Health and Advocacy fellow in order to provide full-spectrum reproductive health care. She enjoys running, music, dancing, and traveling.
Kelly Kirkpatrick, DO
Kelly Kirkpatrick completed her Family Medicine Residency at the Harlem Family Medicine Residency of the Institute for Family Health. It was during this time that her interest in disparities in health care, specifically reproductive health care, grew with the help of many mentors who had been previous RHAP fellows. She is excited to continue her training in abortion and contraceptive services while practicing full spectrum primary care. Kelly graduated with a B.A. in Art History from Williams College, and attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She enjoys cooking, biking, and hanging out with her dog.
Kanthi completed undergraduate education at the University of Florida (go Gators!), medical school at New York Medical College, and residency at Tufts University Family Medicine Residency. She is excited to provide full-spectrum reproductive health care in low access areas, as well as train residents and students. Her hobbies include reading, rock climbing, kayaking, yoga, and exploring new foods.
RHAP is having a sale! Throughout the month of August, our merchandise, including our popular “Your Birth Control Choices” poster and our brand new “Birth Control Across the Gender Spectrum” patient education fact sheet, will be 15% off. Just use the promo code “AUG18”. We offer these resources in high-quality color prints that are great for health centers, clinicians’ offices, and school clinics.
All of our materials are pharma-free and evidence-based. This means that we do not take funding or gifts from pharmaceutical companies and we do not promote specific brands. We constantly update our sheets to ensure that they reflect the latest research and knowledge. All of our patient education sheets are available in English, Spanish, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Hindi, and Vietnamese, with more languages coming in the future.
Whether your patients want to compare different methods of contraception, understand their early abortion or miscarriage options, or get information about how to switch contraception methods, our decision aids are an asset to patient-centered care.
Use the code AUG18 after entering your payment information to take advantage of this sale from August 1-31st and get 15% off your entire order!
The Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP) is now recruiting interns for Fall 2018! Our Interns play a key role in ensuring that the Reproductive Health Access Project fulfills its mission by supporting the staff of this small but busy organization. We are currently seeking a Development Intern and a Communications and Programs Intern to begin work in September. You can click here to find more detailed information about both these positions on our website.
These are exciting opportunities for enthusiastic self-starters to apply and develop their skills. Please see below for how to apply. We can provide class credit for undergraduate and graduate students. Transit stipends will also be provided.
How to Apply:
Send a cover letter, resume, three references, and a short writing sample (1-3 pages) to email@example.com. Please indicate which internship position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Application deadline is rolling. We will accept applications on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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