Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy Fellowship


Application Information

This one-year fellowship aims to develop leaders who will promote and teach full-spectrum reproductive health care within family medicine.  There are currently five fellowship positions available: two based in New York City, one based in Boston, Massachusetts, one based in Seattle, Washington, and one in New Brunswick, NJ.

Fellows will participate in the following activities:


  • 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 their own panel of continuity care patients.


  • 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 an abortion trainer.
  • Fellows will work on academic projects with a goal of presenting at academic meetings and writing for publication.


  • Fellows will develop advocacy skills through participation in the Reproductive Health Access Network and involvement in the American Academy of Family Physicians.
  • Fellows will apply to the Physicians for Reproductive Health’s Leadership Training Academy and participate if accepted.


Application Process

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

  • Fellowship Application Form
  • Personal Statement 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


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, 2020. Recent graduates and mid-career physicians are eligible. Candidates need not be fully trained in reproductive health procedures.  Candidates should have the appropriate state licenses before the start date of the fellowship. High priority will be given to those 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;
  • Speak openly about being an abortion provider.



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