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Career Pathways in Family Planning – AMSA Leadership Program


This program delves into the many ways family planning can be researched and practiced, explore the impact of access to abortion care or the lack thereof, prepare students for residency with a focus on family planning, teach manual vacuum aspiration skills, provide messaging resources, and focus on the importance of wellness during medical education and physician practice. *This program is only open to AMSA domestic medical student members and U.S. based international student members with a U.S. mailing address.

This virtual program includes ten 90-minute sessions. Each dynamic session will include a presentation from key thought leaders in their fields and engaging Q/A with the speaker(s), followed by supportive, interactive debrief and discussion with AMSA Reproductive Health Project leaders and program participants.

Session Schedule: April 5 – June 14, 2021, all live sessions will be held on Mondays from 8:00-9:30pmET. All sessions will be recorded for later viewing by registered participants.

Session Topics:

  • The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, A Thousand Women, and the Consequences of Having – or Being Denied – an Abortion
  • Effective Messaging in Family Planning
  • Preparing for a Family Planning Focused ObGyn or Family Medicine Residency
  • Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA)/ ”Papaya Workshop” – Hands on Virtual Skills Session (supplies will be shipped to students)
  • Career Opportunities for Abortion Provision In Family Medicine
  • “Do No Harm”- Busting the Myth of ” Physician Burnout”
  • Navigating Medication Abortion, Telemed, REMS & the FDA
  • Exploring Birth Settings in America
  • Providing Affirmative Care for Trans People
  • Honoring Cultures in Clinical Settings

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