Application information

Applications for the Fellowship in Family Planning are only accepted online. The ob-gyn and family medicine application periods opened on March 1, 2016. 

“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 28 sites that are open to ob-gyn doctors and three that are open to family medicine doctors. Currently there are 246 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 2015 cohort work at the following institutions:

  • Centers for Disease Control
  • World Health Organization
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Kentucky
  • Duke University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of California, Riverside
  • Stanford University
  • University of Massachusetts
  • Kaiser Oakland
  • Northwestern University
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • New York University
  • Franklin Square Medical Center
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Rochester

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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