Application information

Applications for the Fellowship in Family Planning are only accepted online. The ob-gyn application period is March 1 through May 31, 2019. The Albert Einstein family medicine application period is March 1 through December 31. The University of California, San Francisco family medicine period is March 1 through July 31, 2019.

“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 25 sites that are open to ob-gyn doctors and two that are open to family medicine doctors. Currently there are 337 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 2019 graduates work at the following institutions:

  • Boston Medical Center
  • Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • Duke University
  • DuPont Clinic
  • Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Jersey Shore Medical Center 
  • Johns Hopkins University/Bayview
  • Kaiser Greater Southern Alameda
  • Loveless Medical Group
  • Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin
  • Planned Parenthood Ohio
  • Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains
  • Planned Parenthood Tennessee
  • Private practice associated with Yale medical group
  • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
  • Stamford Hospital
  • Stanford University
  • Sutter East Bay Medical Group
  • Trust Women
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of Miami
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
  • University of Utah
  • Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital
  • Western Pennsylvania Hospital

Earning a Master’s degree is a requirement of the Fellowship.  Most fellows earn an MPH or an MSc in Biostatistics, Epidemiology or Clinical Investigation.  Fellows are also supported to complete online or non-researched focused degrees, such as MPP or MBA, as consistent with their career goals.  Waivers of this requirement can be requested through the National Office for specific circumstances.

For fellows who already have a Master’s Degree and would like to take additional courses or complete a non-degree program, the director and the fellow will complete an academic plan and request approval for appropriate coursework during fellowship.

Applicants need only submit one application, 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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