AMSA’s Reproductive Health Mentorship Sprint is designed to pair interested mentors and mentees for a structured 4-week mentorship experience to discuss topics like:
- Reproductive Justice
- Preparing for a family planning focused ObGyn or Family Medicine residency
- Career opportunities for abortion provision
- The effects of public policy on reproductive health clinical care
- Work-life balance as an abortion care clinician
- Health advocacy as a physician
Eligible applicants will be paired by their indication of interest in the above topics and a few other factors. We’ll match you with a mentor/mentee with similar interests, and we’ll provide resources to guide you through four mentoring sessions, one per week as explained further below.
Why does Reproductive Health Mentorship matter?
Tomorrow’s physicians are looking for the training and knowledge to completely care for their patients’ reproductive needs.
Medical students who envision becoming trained abortion providers often don’t know what settings are available to practice in, what factors exist in the U.S. today surrounding abortion care, or what life is like as an abortion provider in context of choosing a specialty and career path.
On the other hand, the world of abortion provision is a close-knit society and clinicians with this experience are often eager for the chance to share their knowledge and equip future physicians to enter the field.
We hope that this program will be one step towards creating better outcomes for patients in need of complete and accessible reproductive healthcare, through strengthening our community.