The Physicians for Reproductive Health Leadership Training Academy prepares physicians to become lifelong leaders in reproductive health care advocacy by helping them develop and internalize the skills they need to be powerful, effective advocates for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care.
The program runs between November and June, with three required in-person trainings.
Applications for the Class of 2019 have closed. Check back in spring of 2019 to apply for the Class of 2020.
The Leadership Training Academy is perfect for physicians who want:
As a fellow, you'll receive expert instruction in on-camera media training and writing for different platforms. You'll fight for timely policy action by visiting legislators on Capitol Hill and in your home state. You'll also collaborate with allied organizations advancing access to abortion, contraception, and sexual health services.
Our goal is to help you better understand yourself as a leader at your institution. We'll teach you how to solve complex problems and communicate solutions in a compelling way. We'll also share resources to feel safe as an out and proud provider or ally.
Expand your community of reproductive health advocates by getting to know a cohort of more than 40 physicians who are passionate advocates for comprehensive care and join a network of nearly 300 program alumni. You'll also gain a career-long team of supporters as Physicians' staff support you through media and policy advocacy opportunities.
Dr. Dana Schonberg, Class of 2012, meeting with a representative’s office about the Contraceptive Coverage rule under the Affordable Care Act.
Our program is designed to cultivate and support physicians in their efforts to become self-directed, effective advocates for sexual and reproductive health care via firsthand advocacy experience.
During the nine-month program (November 2018 – June 2019), Academy Fellows will be required to participate in three in-person trainings.
Fellows will also participate in six 90-minute webinars which focus on the historical struggle to expand reproductive health care in the United States and present policy and physician experts on current issues affecting reproductive health service integration and delivery.
Throughout the year, Fellows will participate in advocacy activities facilitated by Physicians for Reproductive Health or coalition partners in media, communications, policy, and medical education.
Please note: CME credits via the American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award Category 1 Credits will be earned upon completion of the Academy program.
The Academy program is open to practicing physicians of any specialty who have completed residency, with priority consideration for those who:
Applications for the Class of 2019 are now closed. Please check back in spring of 2019 to apply for the Class of 2020.
Your application must include:
Once completed applications are received, qualified applicants will be contacted for a phone interview.
Please note: Admission decisions will be made after the initial application and interview process. ALL participants in the Class of 2019 will be fully funded for all travel and lodging expenses, and training materials.
Academy alum Dr. Jenn Conti (ob/gyn, CA) spoke to Glamour for a piece about how political rhetoric mischaracterizes abortion care. Academy alum Dr. Diane Horvath […]
The University of Illinois-Springfield’s student newspaper, The Journal, quoted Academy alum Dr. Jenn Conti’s Washington Post interview for an op-ed about abortions later in pregnancy.
Her Campus featured Academy alum Dr. Jenn Conti’s CNN interview for a piece about abortions later in pregnancy and the RHA in NY.
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