This two-year program offers fellows:

  • Supervised training in complex family planning and abortion clinical skills
  • Opportunity to complete a Master of Public Health (MPH) or Master of Science (MS) from the University of Washington School of Public Health
  • Opportunity to rotate in a resource limited family planning access setting
  • Clinical work in general obstetrics and gynecology
  • Participation in weekly didactics training, OB/GYN Grand Rounds, OB/GYN Morbidity/Mortality Review, OB/GYN joint fellow research training, Community Family Planning Journal Club, Network for Underrepresented Residents and Fellows, and the OB/GYN Department Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council
  • Teaching and mentoring skills through engagement with the Ryan Residency Training Program
  • Training in complex contraception and abortion care through the Family Planning Fellowship
  • Participation in advocacy and policy training activities, including intensive media and advocacy skills via Physicians for Reproductive Health’s Leadership Training Academy, and ACOG advocacy programs.
  • Community engagement opportunities



Overall mentoring in the program is provided by the Director and Associate Director and includes scheduled mentoring meetings addressing progress in completing fellowship requirements and assisting fellows with all aspects of professional development toward becoming a leader in the field of family planning. Additional mentoring, tailored to the fellow’s research interests, is available through other expert faculty.


Additional program highlights:

  • Fellows are expected to teach residents and medical students and have the opportunity to develop appropriate mentorship and assessment skills.
  • Fellows and their mentors run a family planning consultation service in which they answer clinical questions on family planning from the entire UW community.
  • Fellows regularly participate in monthly journal clubs, attended by mentors, faculty, residents, research staff, and community advocates and clinical partners providing rigorous reviews of literature pertaining to controversial contraception and abortion topics.
  • Fellows have frequent opportunities to meet visiting researchers, clinicians, and other experts of the national and international reproductive health community available through the expansive network of the university
  • Communication skills are strengthened through community engagement and lecturing opportunities.