We provide post-graduate obstetrician-gynecologists the opportunity to focus on family planning training and research at a university that is a national leader in clinical care, biomedical research, education and training, and ranks first among public universities in federal funding of research.

This two-year program offers fellows: 

  • Supervised training in advanced family planning and abortion clinical skills
  • Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Washington School of Public Health
  • Work as attending physicians, participating in general obstetrics and gynecology care, including resident supervision and Ob and Gyn call
  • Teaching and mentoring skills through interaction with the Ryan Residency Training Program
  • Training in contraception and abortion care through the Family Planning Fellowship


Fellows will choose from a broad range of topics in contraception and abortion to design and complete a research project of their choice during their fellowship under the mentorship of senior colleagues. The project may be completed in collaboration with faculty in the School of Medicine, the School of Public Health, or an established UW research program.


Fellows will be trained in all clinical methods of first and second trimester medical and surgical abortion. In addition, fellows will receive training in the management of all modern contraceptive methods, with an emphasis on contraception for medically complex patients.


Our fellowship provides a strong global perspective on issues related to family planning, abortion, and reproductive rights. UW fellows will be encouraged to pursue their interests in global reproductive health, and will be expected to participate in an international rotation, which will be arranged under the guidance of fellowship faculty and staff.