In collaboration with the Reproductive Health Access Project, the Department launched a fellowship in reproductive health care and advocacy. This one-year fellowship aims to develop leaders who will promote and teach full-spectrum women’s reproductive health care within primary care, specifically to under-served populations. The fellowship is open to recent graduates and mid-career physicians.
“Abortion and contraception care belong within family medicine where each person can have their reproductive health needs met in a way that is patient-centered, evidence-based and non-judgmental. Our fellowship will help reduce barriers and train physician-advocates and teachers who will promote and protect access to family planning in the communities they serve,” noted Razel Remen, M.D., lecturer and co-fellowship director.
The fellowship curriculum entails:
- One year as a “trainer in training,” learning to perform full-spectrum reproductive health procedures, integrate them into primary care settings and teach these procedures to others.
- Four sessions a week providing continuity care for their own primary care panel.
- Develop teaching and feedback skills by precepting family medicine residents and through longitudinal faculty development via senior faculty mentorship and coaching.
- Develop teaching and leadership skills by giving core resident didactic presentations and presenting at regional and national family medicine meetings. The fellow will participate in advocacy projects that promote access to reproductive health care in the primary care setting.
- Apply to the Physician for Repro-ductive Health’s Leadership Training Academy to develop leadership and advocacy skills. If accepted, this will require three weekend workshops and longitudinal advocacy work over the course of the year.
Learn more in Fellowships.