About the Program


  • Focused abortion training in both urban and rural settings to ensure clinical competence up to 16 weeks. Fellows will train in multiple sites to broaden their experience working as an abortion provider in varying community and clinical settings.
  • Fellow’s personal growth and education: opportunities for participation in faculty development, presenting at regional and national family medicine conferences, monthly family planning journal club meetings, monthly family planning fellow didactics and works in progress meetings with the UW Family Planning Division, and advocacy projects promoting access to reproductive health in primary care settings or low-resource settings.
  • Support for Physicians for Reproductive Health’s Leadership Training Academy (LTA) to develop leadership and advocacy skills. If accepted, this will require three weekend workshops and longitudinal advocacy work over the course of the year.
  • Teaching/mentorship opportunities: involvement in family medicine residency didactics and teaching, and mentorship and teaching with UW medical students and allied health students interested in reproductive health and access to care.
  • Opportunities for practicing prenatal care, inpatient obstetrics, colposcopy and other reproductive health procedures, LGBTQIA+ healthcare, as well as opportunities for training in vasectomy and gender affirming care per discussion with fellowship directors and based on individual training goals.
  • Support for formal ultrasound training at a week-long CME course, based on fellow’s needs.
  • One session per week of precepting family medicine residents and four sessions per week of providing continuity care for a primary care panel at the UW Family Medicine Residency Northgate Clinic.
  • Year-long “trainer in training” model focused on mentoring fellows to develop full spectrum reproductive health clinical skills, integrate these skills into primary care settings, and teach these skills to others.