The Reproductive Healthcare and Advocacy Fellowship at the University of Washington (UW) develops family medicine leaders who champion comprehensive reproductive health services and access within primary care and under-resourced settings around the country. In collaboration with the Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP), this fellowship is a full-time year-long post-residency training program focused on developing providers’ clinical, teaching, and advocacy skills in reproductive healthcare.
Fellows will be based in the UW Family Medicine Department, work closely with residents and faculty in the UW Family Medicine Residency program, and have their continuity clinic at the UW Family Medicine Residency Northgate Clinic. In addition to clinical teaching in primary care and reproductive health at the Northgate Clinic, the fellow will have the opportunity to hone their own advanced family planning and abortion clinical skills at high volume clinical sites near Seattle and in Yakima, Washington.
Numerous opportunities for training, teaching, advocacy, and research are available to the UW Reproductive Healthcare and Advocacy Fellow. As a Reproductive Health Education in Family Medicine (RHEDI) training site, our family medicine residency clinics provide comprehensive reproductive health and family planning services on site. Fellows will be engaged in clinical teaching with residents and students in our family medicine clinics. Our fellowship faculty also lead the Reproductive Health Interest Group (RHIG) within the UW Family Medicine Residency and the CREATE (Continuing Reproductive Health Education for Advanced Training Efficacy) program which is a family medicine inter-residency collaboration focused on cultivating leadership, clinical, and advocacy training for family medicine. Fellows are encouraged to be involved in curriculum planning and advocacy training with RHIG and CREATE. Mentorship for scholarship, research, and quality improvement projects is available through our fellowship faculty and the UW Family Planning Division in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.