Fellowship in Family Planning

The Fellowship in Family Planning at the University of Washington provides 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, and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Washington School of Public Health. Fellows also work as attending physicians, participating in general obstetrics and gynecology care, including resident supervision and Ob and Gyn call. Teaching and mentoring skills will be developed through interaction with the Ryan Residency Training Program.

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.

Training in contraception and abortion care is provided through full participation in the Family Planning Fellowship. Currently, one position is offered per year. For more information or to apply, please visit http://www.familyplanningfellowship.org/. 

You may also contact:

Erin McCoy, MPH
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Box 356460
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA 98195-6460
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Family Planning Fellowship Faculty

Prager Sarah Dept website Sarah Prager, MD, MAS
Director, Family Planning 
Director, Family Planning Fellowship
    Micks Elizabeth Sept 8 2015 Dept Web

Elizabeth Micks, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Assistant Director, Family Planning Fellowship
Director of Family Planning Research

Emily Godfrey, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
  Callegari Lisa January 2016 Dept Web Lisa Callegari, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
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Assistant Professor
Director, Ryan Residency Training Program
     Harrington Elizabeth copy Elizabeth Harrington, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor



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Fellow, 2017-2019                                        
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Melissa Paulen, MD, MPH
Fellow, 2018-2020