Fellowship Program

cwiakThe Fellowship in Family Planning at Emory University provides postgraduate Obstetrician-Gynecologists the opportunity to study research methods while advancing clinical skills in family planning and abortion services. This two-year program offers a Masters in Public Health degree from the Rollins School of Public Health.

Fellows are encouraged to develop their own research ideas under the mentorship of senior colleagues. Collaborations with researchers at the Centers for Disease Control, the School of Public Health, and international organizations are encouraged. Current and previous projects involve the study of contraceptive continuation, interactive contraceptive teaching tools, and post-placental IUD insertion.

Our urban, inner city Family Planning Clinic offers all available forms of contraception to an international population. Experience in abortions is obtained in a county hospital setting and at the outpatient Feminist Women's Health Center (FWHC); experience includes medical as well as first and second trimester surgical abortions. The FWHC also offers experience in specialized health services including refugee health, lesbian health, and community advocacy work.

Fellow training in contraception and abortion care is provided through the Family Planning Fellowship. Residents are full participants in this program, which teaches basic science and clinical aspects pf contraception. The fellowship program at Emory emphasizes teaching. Family Planning conferences with medical students, residents and clinic staff are held each week. Fellows participate in student and local community lectures and have the opportunity to develop their presentation skills at other venues.

The fellow will have a junior faculty appointment in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. One position is available each year.

For further information, and to apply, please visit the website: www.familyplanningfellowship.org

Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH
Fellowship Director