Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy Fellowship

 

Application Information

This one-year fellowship aims to develop a diverse community of leaders who will promote and teach full-spectrum reproductive health care within family medicine.  Fellowship positions are currently available in the following locations:

  • Malden, MA
  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • New Brunswick, NJ
  • New York, NY
  • Seattle, WA

Fellows will participate in the following activities:

Clinical Care and Service Implementation

  • Fellows will spend one year as a “trainer-in-training,” learning to perform reproductive health procedures, including abortion.
  • Fellows will spend ~20 days at a high volume abortion site.
  • Fellows will work at a family medicine site seeing primary care patients.

Teaching

  • Fellows will develop teaching skills by precepting residents, giving presentations during residency didactic sessions, and providing reproductive health training opportunities for medical students.
  • Fellows will learn how to teach reproductive health procedures to others and become abortion trainers.
  • Fellows will work on academic projects with the goal of presenting at academic meetings and writing for publication.

Advocacy & Leadership

  • Fellows will develop advocacy skills through participation in the Reproductive Health Access Network, involvement in the American Academy of Family Physicians, and through partnerships with other reproductive justice, health, and rights organizations.
  • Fellows will participate in an institutional advocacy project to promote equitable access to reproductive health care at their fellowship site.
  • Fellows will apply to the Physicians for Reproductive Health’s Leadership Training Academy and participate if accepted.

Purposeful Inclusion

  • Fellows will participate in virtual didactic sessions on integrating an anti-racist and reproductive justice lens into providing, teaching, and advocating for reproductive health care.
  • Fellows will develop strategies to support the lifelong commitment to the process of integrating an anti-racist lens into providing, teaching, and advocating for reproductive health care.

Community & Mentorship

  • Fellows will engage in career development and networking opportunities, including participating in national and regional reproductive health and family medicine conferences.

Learn more about the required and optional competencies fellows will develop as part of the Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy Fellowship.

Application Process

To apply, please email the following materials to fellowship@reproductiveaccess.org. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until December 1st. Interviews are scheduled on a rolling basis upon receipt of application. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

  • Fellowship Application Form
  • Cover letter with your reason for interest and career goals
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference (must either be on electronic letterhead with an electronic signature or a scanned pdf of the letter on letterhead with a signature). Letters should be e-mailed directly by the writer to fellowship@reproductiveaccess.org.

 

Recruitment Criteria

Applicants must be board-certified or board-eligible family physicians who will have completed residency training in the United States by August 1, 2021. Candidates should have the appropriate state licenses before the start date of the fellowship. Recent graduates and mid-career physicians are eligible. Candidates need not be fully trained in reproductive health procedures.   

RHAP seeks to train a diverse community of leaders. High priority will be given to applicants who:

  • Identify as a member of a group that has been historically excluded in medicine;
  • Plan to provide abortion care in an abortion provider shortage area;
  • Plan to provide abortion training to other medical learners;
  • Actively engage in reproductive health advocacy and speak publicly about being an abortion provider.

 

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