Residency Education Initiative

The goal of the Physicians for Reproductive Health Residency Education Initiative is to integrate evidence-based sexual and reproductive health education into residency education in adolescent medicine, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, and psychiatry. The initiative seeks to ensure that residents receive education in sexual and reproductive health issues that reflect the unique scope of practice, educational models, and clinical responsibilities of each specialty.

The initiative is designed to be collaborative and helpful for Residency Review Committees (RRCs), the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), residency program administrators, faculty, residents, medical specialty boards, and the medical education community-at-large.

The resources for residents include:

  • E-Learning Courses: Interactive, web-based courses for residents in reproductive and sexual health
  • Advocacy Elective: One-on-one training opportunity for residents and medical students
  • Advocacy Module [Download | ZIP file | 2.3 MB]: This module is a resource for residents and medical students to learn basic advocacy skills. It is a basic toolkit for those who want to be more active advocates for women’s health, even with a busy schedule. Through a PowerPoint format with discussion on each slide, learners will understand why advocacy is important and gain the practical knowledge to take the next steps.