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Complex Family Planning Fellowship tools and treatments for family planning

The Johns Hopkins Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics offers a highly competitive two-year fellowship in Complex Family Planning (CFP). The goal of this fellowship is to develop leaders with extensive knowledge and training in clinical care, research, education and advocacy in complex family planning. The Johns Hopkins CFP Fellowship Program is accredited by the ACGME. It is led by a core of fellowship-trained faculty with complementary interests and expertise in research and advocacy. Fellows have the opportunity to take select courses at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, one of the world’s leading public health institutions.


Application Process 

  • 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.
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  • How to Apply

    The Complex Family Planning Fellowship application process is run through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We invite you to visit their “Applying to Fellowship with ERAS” page for more information. The match process will be facilitated by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

    Please visit the Society’s Complex Family Planning Fellowship Application Additional Information document to inform your personal statement submission.

    Fing more information on the Society of Family Planning Fellowship page.

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  • Deadlines for 2022

    Wednesday, November 17, 2021: Applications open
    Wednesday, December 1, 2021: Fellowship programs may begin reviewing applications at 9 a.m. ET
    Monday, May 23, 2022: The Society recommends all sites close their applications at 5 p.m. ET
    Monday, June 6, 2022: The Society recommends interview notifications begin.
    Monday, July 11, 2022: The Society recommends interview notifications end.
    Interviews: The Society recommends interviews occur August 5-14, August 19-28, September 2-12. Complex Family Planning Fellowship sites will be conducting virtual interviews this application cycle. The 2022 Fellowship interview calendar is available here.
    Wednesday, September 14, 2022: Applicant rank lists must be submitted to the NRMP.
    Wednesday, September 28, 2022: Applicants are notified of their match via email. If an applicant does not match, they are eligible to participate in a scramble with unmatched sites.
    July/August 2023: Fellows begin their first year of Fellowship.

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Curriculum Details

Number of Fellows

One every year.

Duration of Training Program

The Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited, two-year fellowship.

Additional Program Details

All fellows complete an independent research project with close mentorship from our core Complex Family Planning faculty and research team. There are ample opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaborations.

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

Other Degrees of Curricula Offered

Graduate level research and statistical courses are available through the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. There are also opportunities to take nationally available online research courses.


Fellowship Administration and Faculty



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