Individual Clinical Training

Our Goal – 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.

How it Works – MAP receives applications from 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. Once accepted, MAP pairs trainees with a reproductive health provider within MAP’s network of training sites throughout the Midwest. Training can range from one-day observations to month-long, hands-on rotations. MAP coordinates the scheduling, licensing, and most of the administrative requirements of each rotation. Trainees must provide proof of active medical malpractice coverage for hands-on training, and most carry medical malpractice coverage from their institution of origin.

Training Topics – Clinical training topics may include: sexual health history taking, informed consent, contraception, patient-centered contraception counseling, contraception device insertion and removal, comprehensive patient-centered pregnancy options counseling, ultrasound, abortion care, management of pregnancy loss, first trimester bleeding, and ectopic pregnancy.

An Important Caveat – Please note that MAP can only offer training that falls within the trainee’s healthcare profession’s scope of practice in the state where they train. Prior to applying, MAP encourages applicants to refer to the professional scope of practice act in the state where you intend to train and/or practice to learn which procedures you have the authority to practice. Please refer to the application guide for more information.

The Process

MAP accepts clinical training applications in several cycles throughout the calendar year. Applications are completed through a secure online platform. All applicants will be notified 2 weeks after the deadline whether they have received a training slot. Applicants are encouraged to apply 4 – 6 months in advance of when they want to train. Feel free to contact MAP before you apply to discuss schedule or training site concerns. 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

MAP’s application for clinical training must be completed through a secure online platform and will require approximately 30 minutes to complete. The link will be available on the dates noted below. An application guide with additional information is available for download.

For the February – March 2021 application cycle: MAP invites applications for clinical rotations in onsite family planning and ultrasound, and telehealth/mobile health unit contraception and medical abortion services.

Family planning rotations could include: all options contraception counseling, contraception care including LARC insertion/removal, STI testing, treatment, and prevention, gender affirming care, hormone therapy, well person visits; and gynecological exams and procedures.

Most rotations will be scheduled July through September 2021 and will occur at MAP’s Memphis TN site, various sites in Wisconsin, or in rural Minnesota through MAP’s mobile health unit/telehealth partner Just The Pill.

MAP cannot accept applications for procedural abortion training in the February – March 2021 cycle.  MAP’s current 2021 procedural abortion training slots are filled because of postponements from the pandemic, and several of MAP’s training sites have not committed to taking new learners during the pandemic. We certainly hope to offer procedural abortion training in future application cycles.

Application Available Application Deadline Timing of Clinical Training
February 1, 2021  March 12, 2021 Most will train the following July through September.
July 5, 2021 August 13, 2021 Most will train the following October through December.
October 4, 2021 November 12, 2021 Most will train the following January through March 2022.

 

In addition to the 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.