During the program, students will significantly advance their professional presence and influence in the field through a multi-semester Advances in Midwifery project. Students are challenged to address a relevant real-world issue, and are closely mentored from problem identification, through project design, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination. During each stage, students produce professional products, including review articles, a grant inquiry or proposal, public presentations and posters. By the completion of the program, students will produce at least one work for submission to a peer-reviewed venue, as well as a substantive doctoral project report.