Physicians for Reproductive Health (PRH) is seeking the next cohort of extraordinary physician advocates to become Fellows of the Leadership Training Academy Class of 2022. The goal of the Academy is to cultivate and support emerging leaders in reproductive and sexual health advocacy, with a specific focus on advocacy related to abortion. Expert instructors in leadership development, communications, policy, and medical education will help the Fellows develop and utilize the skills necessary to become effective, lifelong advocates for reproductive health.

Applications are open to practicing physicians who have completed U.S. residency training in any medical specialty, and foreign medical graduates who will reside and/or practice in the U.S. during the Academy training period. We are actively seeking applicants who are ready to be vocal and visible advocates for comprehensive reproductive health care in all platforms. PRH aims to create a cohort of Fellows coming from diverse lived experiences, in alignment with the diverse lived experiences of the communities they serve. We approach our work at PRH and in the Academy with an anti-oppression lens, meaning we recognize that racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and other intersecting oppressions greatly impact us, our patients, the work we do, and how we approach advocacy.

Participation expenses for all Academy Fellows will be covered in full by PRH, including travel, lodging, and meal expenses, as well as all training materials for in person and virtual components. Admission decisions will be made after the initial application and selective interview process.

CME credits via the American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award (AMA PRA) Category 1 will be earned upon completion of the Academy program.

Deadline for applications is Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

Telephone interviews will be scheduled for a select group of applicants upon receipt of complete applications. Questions? Contact Taylor Rose Ellsworth at 646.649.9913 or tellsworth@prh.org.


For your Academy application to be complete, you are required to agree to the following:

  1. Commit to developing the skills and attributes of a model leader who is willing and able to advocate on reproductive health issues, with an emphasis on abortion.
  2. Have the full support of your direct supervisor to participate in the program, including travel to attend training sessions and time to participate in all virtual content.
  3. Attend two week-long meetings:
    1. VIRTUAL: Monday morning, October 25 through Friday October 29, 2021
    2. IN PERSON: Monday morning, February 28 through Friday March 4, 2022 in Washington, D.C.
  4. Participate in monthly 90-minute webinars from October 2021 to June 2022.
  5. Engage in respectful and supportive dialogue with your Academy cohort. Using anti-oppression and reproductive justice lenses, commit to making space for diverse voices.
  6. Independently seek and identify for PRH at least one advocacy activity in media, policy, or medical education systems work; or with PRH staff (or coalition partners’) assistance, and participate in at least one opportunity from each category
  7. Attend at least one state and one federal advocacy event organized by PRH or our colleague organizations
  8. Respond in a timely manner to requests from PRH to speak to the media and/or write letters to the editor, op-eds, or blog posts
  9. Following the Academy program, remain engaged in the Academy as a mentor and potential faculty; actively participate in and contribute to the LTA Talk listserv

Application Process & Instructions

Space is limited. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

Please fill out the secure application form below and be sure to complete all four sections (Applicant Information, Background and Experience, CV & References, and Agreement & Signature). The application does not have to be filled out in one sitting. If working from the same device, your progress will save by pressing the “save” button, even if you close the web browser. This will work if you complete the application from the same computer (as opposed to mobile device or tablet), and in the same web browser (not switching between Safari and Chrome), and do not delete your browser history, cache, or cookies. If you are concerned you will lose your progress, we suggest saving your responses in a word document and entering the information in one sitting when ready.

You will not be considered a finalist for the Leadership Training Academy until your application is submitted and all required documents are received (completed application form, curriculum vitae, and two references to be contacted only if more information is needed about your application). Letters of recommendation are not required at this time.

Once completed applications are received, a group of qualified applicants will participate in a phone interview. We will contact you after your submission at which time we may also ask you to complete a Conflict of Interest form.

Applicants will be informed about the status of their application via email no later than July 15, 2021.  If you have any questions about the Academy program, please contact Taylor Rose Ellsworth at 646.649.9913 or tellsworth@prh.org.

Please complete all four sections of the form below. You can save your work and return to it at any time before submission as long as you’re using the computer and web browser by using the save button at the bottom of any section to save your entry. Do not clear your cookies or browser cache, otherwise it will not properly save. Please make sure you fill out every field as they are all required. If a field doesn’t apply to you, mark with “NA.”