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Family Planning Fellowship Program

Family Planning group photoThe Johns Hopkins Family Planning Team

The Johns Hopkins Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics offers a highly competitive two-year fellowship in family planning. Our goal, in line with that of the national fellowship in Family Planning, is to develop leaders in clinical care, research, education and advocacy in abortion and contraception. The Johns Hopkins Family Planning Fellowship Program is led by a core of fellowship-trained faculty with complementary interests and expertise in research and advocacy in family planning. Fellows have the opportunity to pursue a master’s degree at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, one of the world’s leading public health institutions.

Family Planning fellows at Johns Hopkins receive subspecialist training in first and second trimester abortion and complex contraception at the Johns Hopkins Center for Family Planning, based at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. As a referral center for the Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland region, we often care for patients who have medically complex conditions, which broadens the fellows’ training experience. Fellows also gain experience in complex long-acting reversible contraception removals and placements at this clinic. In addition, fellows gain experience at Planned Parenthood and serve as adolescent family planning consultants at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center Harriet Lane Clinic.

All fellows complete an independent research project with close mentorship from our core family planning faculty and research team. Faculty in the broader department of Gyn/Ob, throughout the school of medicine, and at the school of public health are also available to mentor family planning fellows’ research projects, depending on focus area. There are ample opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaborations.

Family planning fellows gain skills in advocacy, and our program’s proximity to the state capital and to Washington, D.C. creates unique opportunities.

Other degrees or curricula offered:

  • Graduate level courses in epidemiology, biostatistics and research ethics are available through the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for fellows who have already completed a masters degree in public health.

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Applicants must have completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and must be eligible for medical licensure in Maryland.

Number of fellows:

  • One every year

Fellowship Administration and Faculty

Photo of Dr. Anne Elizabeth Burke, M.D., M.P.H.

Burke, Anne Elizabeth, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director, Family Planning Division
Director, Fellowship in Family Planning
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Contraception, Family Planning, Gynecology, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Obstetrics
 
Photo of Dr. Carolyn Beth Sufrin, A.M., M.D., Ph.D.

Sufrin, Carolyn Beth, A.M., M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Associate Director, Fellowship in Family Planning
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Family Planning, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Obstetrics, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Women's Reproductive Health
 
Photo of Dr. Jennifer Acton Robinson, M.D., M.P.H.

Robinson, Jennifer Acton, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Contraception, Family Planning, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Obstetrics, Sterilization/Tubal Ligation
 

Application Process

For more information and to apply, please visit the Fellowship in Family Planning website: familyplanningfellowship.org/application-information