Application information

Applications for the Fellowship in Family Planning are only accepted online. The ob-gyn application period closed June 30, 2017. Please check back in January 2018 for the next cycle.

“When you’re in residency, family planning and abortion are really downplayed. The training in this fellowship was so much more extensive than the limited experience many of us get in residency. And if you get specialized training, in these areas, doors can really open.”

—Dilys Walker, MD, University of California, San Francisco ('92)

The Fellowship in Family Planning is open to physicians who have completed an accredited United States or Canadian ob-gyn or family medicine residency program. There are 30 sites that are open to ob-gyn doctors and three that are open to family medicine doctors. Currently there are 306 graduated fellows.

Graduates of the Fellowship go on to work in academic departments as family planning specialists, internationally with NGOs, or domestically in clinics, government, policy, and non-government agencies. Fellows graduate with preparation to conduct family planning research, teach evidence-based medicine, and become leaders in national or international family planning. 

The graduates of the 2017 cohort work at the following institutions:

  • Albany Medical Center
  • Baystate Medical Center
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • Christiana Care Medical Center
  • Columbia University
  • Emory University
  • Harbor-UCLA
  • Indian Health Service
  • Indiana University
  • Institute for Family Health, East Harlem
  • Jacobi Medical Center
  • Kaiser Portland
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • US Navy
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • Planned Parenthood Baltimore
  • Planned Parenthood Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley
  • Rocky Mountain Ob-Gyn
  • San Francisco General Hospital
  • Stanford University
  • Swedish Medical Center 
  • University of Hawaii
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pennsylvania/Pennsylvania Hospital 
  • Virginia League for Planned Parenthood 
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Women's Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) at University of California, San Francisco

Applicants who already have an MPH, MSc, MSCR, MSCI or equivalent degree are not eligible for an additional Master’s degree through the Fellowship. However, these individuals may take additional coursework, approved on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants need only submit one form, regardless of the number of sites to which they would like to apply. Once you have registered on the site, you will have access to a brief summary of each program.  



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