This fellowship aims to develop academic and policy leaders in the field of family planning, for both domestic and international work. Fellows receive training in clinical research, both qualitative and quantitative, develop clinical and teaching skills, have opportunities to work internationally, and connect to a rapidly expanding network of family planning experts. The Family Planning fellows meet weekly with the fellowship director to discuss their research projects, prepare and practice presentations, work collaboratively on manuscripts, and discuss foundations of adult education in order to become excellent faculty teachers. They maintain an active family medicine practice in Montefiore clinical sites, where they work together with other family medicine faculty and residents, as well as with students on rotation in our department. They train family doctors at other Montefiore sites in IUD and implant insertion, and in management of miscarriage and pregnancy termination. They also have experience in training and providing family planning services at freestanding high-volume clinics.
During the two-year fellowship they also complete their MPH in the program at Columbia University. Each fellow is actively involved with developing and implementing at least one research project, and they have presented their findings at regional and national meetings. Many fellows have had manuscripts on their projects published in peer-reviewed journals.
For more information and to apply, please go to www.familyplanningfellowship.info