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Advocacy Council

Vision, Mission Statement, and Goals

Our mission is to support and foster a sustainable network of resident and fellow advocacy initiatives by connecting, nurturing, inspiring, and empowering house staff.

Projects and Ongoing Yale & New Haven Advocacy Opportunities:

  • Advocacy Showcase
  • Legislative Breakfast Series
  • Speaker Series
  • Policy Statements
  • Sign up for Listserv
  • How to join Advocacy Council
  • Advocacy Elective
  • Medical Abortion Training for Internal Medicine Residents
    • Very little training or education is given to internal medicine residents on how to perform medical abortions or counsel patients on the medications used in a medical abortion. We often shift these patient issues off to other specialties, when in fact they can be addressed in the primary care setting in early pregnancy. Having training in this area would allow our patients to have increased access to abortion and lead to an increase of potential abortion providers and providing locations.
    • Contact information: Sudipta "Nila" Devanath -
  • Refugee Health Literacy Program
    • In coordination with IRIS (Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services), courses are offered on a range of topics for newly-arrived immigrants. All specialties and levels of training welcome to participate.
    • Contact information: Frances Cheng -
  • Common Ground Mentorship Program
    • Mentorship program with High School Students
  • Questions? Want to see your initiative here? Contact Us

CT State Advocacy

  • CT State Medical Society Resident-Fellow Section
    • Upcoming Meetings
    • Contact information

National Advocacy