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Individual Clinical Training

To meet MAP’s mission to expand access to high quality reproductive health training and services, the clinical training program’s strategic direction is to train a diverse array of health care professionals who are highly motivated to provide comprehensive reproductive health care in their future practice to under-served patient populations, but who lack access to the clinical training to do so.

MAP’s Individual Clinical Training program improves the competency of clinicians to provide comprehensive reproductive health care services. MAP works with individual students, residents, physicians, and advanced practice clinicians in need of training. We learn about the individual, their professional goals, training needs, and desired training location. MAP pairs trainees with a reproductive health provider within MAP’s network of training sites throughout the Midwest, which provide in-depth clinical training and mentoring. Training can range from one-day observations to month-long, hands-on rotations.

MAP offers clinical training within the scope of practice for health care professionals in the state where training occurs. Training topics include: sexual health history taking, informed consent, contraception, patient-centered contraception counseling, contraception device insertion and removal, comprehensive patient-centered pregnancy options counseling, abortion care, management of pregnancy loss, first trimester bleeding, and ectopic pregnancy. Other topics such as screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections and ultrasound are available.

About MAP’s Training Application Process

MAP accepts clinical training applications in 4 cycles throughout the calendar year. Eligible applicants are physicians, advanced practice clinicians, nurses, and students/trainees of these professions. All applicants will be notified 2 weeks after the deadline whether they have received a training slot. Applicants are encouraged to apply 3 – 6 months in advance of when they want to train. MAP will make every effort to accommodate accepted applicants who have applied outside of that time frame, depending on slot availability.

To Apply for Training

Our clinical training application must be completed through an online secure survey. The application requires approximately 30 minutes to complete. Please download the application guide for assistance.

Application Available Application Deadline Timing of Clinical Training
December 2, 2019 January 10, 2020 most will train the following summer
March 2, 2020 April 10, 2020 most will train in fall
June 1, 2020 July 10, 2020 most will train in winter
September 1, 2020 October 9, 2020 most will train the following spring

In addition to the four general application cycles, MAP may offer up to two special application cycles throughout the year. Eligible applicants are Advanced Practice Clinicians, APC nursing students, and practicing physicians. The cycles will target these groups’ special training and scheduling needs. MAP will announce these opportunities well in advance of the application deadline and post links to the applications on our website.

Questions about the process? Download an informational flyer, call us at 773.944.0594, or email MAP includes updates on its applications cycles in its email communications and Twitter account. You are welcome to join our email list or follow us on Twitter @MWAccessProject.

Who We’ve Trained

Below is a chart of our individual trainee demographics from June 2007 through 2018.

First-hand trainee reviews of MAP’s Individual Clinical Training program can be seen on our Trainee Testimonials page.

To Join MAP’s Network of Training Sites

Committed physicians and health care facilities with the capacity to educate and offer clinical training experiences in abortion care, contraception, miscarriage management, and pregnancy options counseling are welcome to email MAP at Please send us your contact information, your capacity to provide training, and any questions you have.

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