WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH EQUITY FELLOWSHIP

The Alameda Health System Women’s Reproductive Health Equity Fellowship was established in June 2019 to study health inequities and healthcare disparities within Obstetrics and Gynecology, and contribute to scientific knowledge and best practice development aimed to improve health outcomes in patients receiving care at our safety net hospital.

We are excited to usher in an era of health justice and train the future change makers of tomorrow! With a dynamic faculty dedicated to improving outcomes and a forward thinking mission, we look forward to teaching and learning from each other in the spirit of collective responsibility to the communities we serve.

Kerry-Ann Kelly, M.D., M.P.H.,
Director, Women’s Reproductive Health Equity Fellowship

This two year non-ACGME clinical and research fellowship aims to teach clinicians methods and principles relevant to designing health interventions and advancing women’s health equity in order to improve health outcomes and contribute to solutions aimed to eliminate healthcare disparities. Through mentored research, academic training, and clinical work, the fellowship aims to train the next generation of leaders in women’s health equity and reproductive justice.

The fellowship is primarily based at Highland hospital- a 236 bed regional adult Level 1 Trauma center and teaching hospital that serves a diverse population in Oakland, California. Our unique program allows fellows to participate in a fully integrated clinical and research environment.

Impact

Fellows will gain knowledge and experience in translating the concepts of health equity into clinical practice through rigorous scientific research and quality improvement projects identified by the fellow and in collaboration with fellowship faculty.

At the completion of the fellowship, trainees will have advanced skills in implementation science and building collaborative community partnerships,  in addition to a manuscript eligible for publication and opportunities to present at national and regional conferences.

Training

  • Fellows make a 12-24 month commitment and work on longitudinal research with faculty mentorship.
  • Fellows assist in teaching medical students, residents and staff, especially concepts related to health equity.
  • Fellowship faculty study an array of disparate outcomes in the areas of perinatal equity, including lactation, cervical and breast cancer outcomes, substance use disorders, correctional medicine, family planning, global women’s health equity, pediatrics, and health policy.
  • Fellows receive monthly education modules with fellowship faculty.
  • Fellows receive training in cultural humility, correctional medicine, and community-based participatory research.
  • Fellows participate in clinical care of patients including Labor and Delivery, outpatient gynecology and obstetric clinics, minimally-invasive gynecologic procedures, and care for incarcerated women.

Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • Health Insurance
  • Parking
  • Opportunity to Moonlight

Fellows

  • Receive a certificate in Implementation Science in collaboration with the Department of Epidemiology at the University of California, San Francisco (requires successful application with UCSF)
  • Study an array of disparate outcomes in the areas of perinatal equity, including lactation, cervical and breast cancer outcomes, substance use disorders, correctional medicine, family planning, global women’s health equity, pediatrics, and health policy
  • Participate in monthly education modules with fellowship faculty
  • Receive training in cultural humility, correctional medicine, and community-based participatory research

Applicants should:

  • Have completed a medical degree at an accredited school in the Unites States.
  • Obtain an active California Medical License
  • Fellows must demonstrate an interest in Women’s Reproductive Health Equity
  • Two letters of recommendation from established leaders in women’s health equity.
  • Fellows must submit a CV and statement of commitment including plans for applying their knowledge in women’s health equity post fellowship, and how the fellowship will enhance their career goals

A completed application should be sent to the Fellowship Director, Dr. Kerry- Ann Kelly, at kakelly@alamedahealthsystem.org. Please send all requirements together entitled “WRH Equity Fellowship Application”.

  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2021
  • Interviews Offered: December 2021
  • Decisions Announced: January 2022
  • Fellowship Start Date: August 2022 (tentative)

OB/GYN Department Chair – Kevin Smith, MD

Our Fellows

Jordan Hastie, M.D. (2019 – 2020)

Ashlee McCorkle- Jamieson, M.D. (2020 – 2022)