Become a Clinical Teaching Associate

Clinical teaching associates (CTAs) use their own bodies to teach others  to perform thorough, comfortable, and empowering exams, whether on patients in a clinical setting or self-exams at home. CTAs are passionate, patient and committed to making this a positive experience for their students that will shape how medical practitioners feel about these exams for the rest of their careers, and how laypeople feel about their bodies and health.

We currently offer a variety of Clinical Teaching Associate trainings to prepare CTAs for the wide variety of clinical settings they may experience. We invite all people, of all ability, to participate in this training, and we encourage people with all variants in anatomy, including surgical, to join us. We will do everything possible to accommodate our training to your body and your needs.

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Reproductive Health Clinical Teaching Associate (CTA-RH)

The Reproductive Health Clinical Teaching Associate (CTA-RH) Certification provides CTAs with the skills necessary to train medical and nursing students in Gynecological and Andrological/Urogenital exams. As such, this training is highly intimate and requires the completion of consent forms prior to participation. You will be practicing in mixed gender groups and will be asked to practice breast, pelvic, and urogenital exams.

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Sexual Assault Forensic Exam Clinical Teaching Associate (CTA-SAFE)

The Sexual Assault Forensic Exam Clinical Teaching Associate (CTA-SAFE) Certification expands on the skills of CTA-RH certified individuals. This training prepares CTAs to teach medical and nursing students Sexual Assault Forensic exams. As such, this training is trauma-informed and highly intimate, requiring the completion of consent forms prior to participation.