OB/GYN Residency Program

Advocacy

Efforts are underway to broaden educational opportunities about the importance of various types of advocacy throughout one’s career.

Brown University Obstetrics and Gynecology faculty and residents are involved in advocacy at various levels. Given that we are the only residency program in the state of Rhode Island, our residents represent both the Junior Fellow Chair and Vice Chair positions for the state. There are ongoing efforts at the District level to generate broad resident involvement in advocating for our patients, our profession, and improving health care for all. We are fortunate that the Rhode Island State House is minutes from the hospital, allowing residents to be present to support and testify on important legislation. 

Rhode Island passed the Reproductive Privacy Act in 2019, codifying abortion protections into RI State law. Both Brown residents and faculty were very involved in testifying, writing op eds, letters and phone calls to support these efforts. In 2018 RI ACOG introduced and successfully championed passage of legislation to ensure adolescent teenagers could consent for prenatal care, delivery and postpartum care. Efforts are underway to broaden educational opportunities about the importance of various types of advocacy throughout one’s career.

ACOG Website