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Family Planning Fellowship Program

Family Planning group photoThe Johns Hopkins Complex Family Planning Team

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.

CFP 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 and surgically complex conditions. Fellows also gain experience in complex long-acting reversible contraception removals and placements. In addition, fellows can 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 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 or 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.


  • 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

Application Process

For more information and to apply, please visit the Fellowship in Family Planning website: