BWH/Harvard Family Planning Fellowship – Women’s Health

This two-year fellowship provides obstetrician-gynecologists with the opportunity to build on their clinical skills in abortion and family planning and to develop research expertise in these areas. The fellowship is based in the Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology and is a collaboration between the Center, the BWH Dept. of OB/GYN, and Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts.

The clinical component of the fellowship includes: all methods of pregnancy termination; diagnostic methods to confirm uterine and tubal pregnancy; anesthesia and pain control; management of complications; all methods of contraception currently available and under investigation; sterilization; and gynecologic surgery.

The research component of the fellowship provides fellows with a strong foundation in clinical research methods, including study design and statistical analysis. In addition to these skills, fellows are expected to conduct a structured clinical research project as part of their fellowship experience and complete either a Master of Public Health (MPH) or Master of Science (SM) degree program at the Harvard School of Public Health. Fellows are expected to travel to a low-resource setting to gain exposure to issues in family planning and challenges in the provision of care in restricted settings.

Opportunities also exist for fellows to gain exposure to contraceptive development at the Population Council in NY, to complete a rotation at the WHO in Geneva and to complete Leadership and Advocacy Training with Physicians for Reproductive Health in New York and Washington D.C. The fellowship accepts one new fellow each academic year.

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