We aim to develop physician-advocates by providing our fellows with skills, knowledge and real world experience in advocacy. Fellows will participate in advocacy-focused didactics and receive training in policy development, media training, and state and federal legislation around reproductive health policy. CFP Faculty will supervise and mentor fellows in developing peer review journal responses, social media-based opinion pieces, popular press letters, and other media contributions as are aligned with the professional career goals of that fellow.
Fellows are encouraged to participate in up to 8 weeks of one these policy-focused electives:
ACOG Policy Rotation
This is a 4-week policy and advocacy training experience in Washington, DC. Fellows are involved in creating advocacy materials on family planning topics, media interviews, presentation of family planning topics to interdisciplinary audience.
Physicians for Reproductive Health Leadership Training Academy
This is a yearlong intensive media and advocacy training during which time expert instructors in leadership development, communications, policy, and medical education will help the Fellows develop and utilize the necessary skills to become effective, lifelong advocates for reproductive health.
ACOG Congressional Leadership Conference
This annual Spring event is an opportunity for OBGYNs to learn skills in legislative advocacy.