Reproductive Health Access Project

Training & Support

Fellowship Description: Tufts University at Cambridge Health Alliance

This one-year fellowship aims to develop leaders who will promote and teach full-spectrum women’s reproductive health care within family medicine. The fellowship is based in Boston at the Tufts University Family Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance.

The fellow will participate in the following activities:

  1. The fellow 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. The fellow will also spend ~20 days at a high volume abortion site, getting training and becoming a trainer.
  2. The fellow will work three primary care sessions at Malden Family Medicine Center, seeing continuity care patients. The fellow will work at two procedure sessions learning to perform and then teach a wide range of procedures.
  3. The fellow will develop teaching skills by precepting family medicine residents one session per week, learning to teach and give feedback under the supervision of the residency faculty. As part of the faculty development aspect of the fellowship, the fellow has the option to join the Cambridge Health Alliance Master Teaching seminars once a week.
  4. The fellow will develop teaching and leadership skills by giving presentations during residency curriculum sessions and at academic family medicine meetings. The fellow will participate in advocacy projects that promote access to reproductive health care in family medicine, with guidance from the Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP). The fellow, in collaboration with residents and faculty, will work on the on-going projects with a goal of preparing presentations for academic meetings and publications for family medicine journals.
  5. The fellow will work with local medical schools to provide reproductive health training opportunities for medical students.
  6. The fellow will become actively involved in the American Academy of Family Physicians, at the local, state, and national level, with the goal of promoting access to comprehensive reproductive health care within family medicine.
  7. The fellow 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 3 meetings during the fellowship year.

Salary is approximately $69,000/year and the start date is flexible but is usually August of the new academic year.

Applications for the Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy Fellowship can only be submitted electronically.  To apply, please email the following materials to fellowship@reproductiveaccess.org. Please indicate clearly that you are applying for the Tufts University Fellowship position.  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 their Massachusetts licenses by May before their start date for the fellowship. High priority will be given to clinicians who will do one or more of the following:

  • Plan to 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.

 

For more information, contact: fellowship@reproductiveaccess.org or visit the Cambridge Health Alliance fellowship website at www.challiance.org/Academics/RHAF.aspx

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