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The Fellowship in Family Planning provides physicians with the opportunity to gain high-level research experience and clinical skills in all aspects of family planning.
Fellows are given thorough clinical training and research experience, earn a master’s degree, and receive a salary and other benefits.
Fellows work with a team of faculty members who have extensive training in abortion, contraception, and research. Clinical care is provided through the Ryan Residency Training Program clinic, giving fellows ample opportunity to teach residents and medical students. Our comprehensive fellowship program focuses on research, clinical care, policy, medical education and global health.
Our clinical training includes:
During the course of the fellowship, each fellow will develop a structured research project. Fellows achieve top notch skills in study design, grant writing, and statistical analysis. Fellows are also presented with opportunities to participate in the Section’s many research projects. Depending on individual interests, fellows can work on clinical, basic science, and/or social science research. Fellows typically complete two research projects during their fellowship.
Our research program includes:
Fellows receive a master's degree from the Department of Health Studies at the University of Chicago. This program is geared specifically toward post-doctoral students and provides intensive education in biostatistics and clinical research. At the conclusion of the program, fellows are expected to develop a Master’s thesis of publishable quality.
Fellows are provided with the following:
In addition, fellows have the potential to receive funding for research and salary upon completion of the fellowship.