Are you a medical student interested in providing abortions in your career, but you’re not sure where to start? Studies show that medical education is not adequately addressing the need for abortion providers. Training can be difficult to find or insufficient, which only perpetuates the gap in access to abortions.
AMSA is running a Reproductive Health Mentorship Sprint to introduce med students who have an emerging interest in providing complete reproductive healthcare to their future patients, to include the essential healthcare service of abortion, to clinicians who have overcome the obstacles to enter this space. Together we can remove some of the obstacles around entering into this type of essential reproductive healthcare practice and start bridging the gaps in access—for everyone.
The Reproductive Health Mentorship Sprint will serve to match mentors who are abortion care clinicians or residents in reproductive health with med students who are seeking answers in this space. The program will consist of a minimum of 4 meetings with your mentor, one per week during the duration of the month-long program. The “sprint” is designed to connect experts to students who have an emerging interest in abortion care and reproductive health, in a format that doesn’t ask too much of two individuals with extremely busy lives.
Learn more about the program specifics below, and apply for your seat as a mentee!