Complex Family Planning Fellowship

Complex Family Planning Fellowship

The Complex Family Planning Fellowship aims to develop obstetrician-gynecologist leaders in abortion and contraception through training in clinical care, research, and education.

Over 400 obstetrician-gynecologists and family physicians have graduated from the Fellowship in Family Planning (the predecessor to ABOG/ACGME’s ob-gyn Complex Family Planning Fellowship) and are now leaders in abortion and contraception research, education, clinical care, and advocacy. Explore research from our Fellowship graduates.

ACGME Accreditation: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Program Requirements for Complex Family Planning Fellowship program are available here. If your Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is interested in learning more, please contact the Fellowship team at

Boston University and Boston Medical Center have a long history of providing family planning and reproductive health care services to the community as well as medical student and resident education in family planning. The Complex Family Planning Fellowship at Boston University was established in 2001 under the leadership of Dr. Phillip Stubblefield and Dr. Lynn Borgatta. The program has graduated fellows who have become leaders in the field and has provided vital research in the areas of contraception, pregnancy termination and induction. Since the start of the fellowship, the clinical and research programs have continued to grow and inter-departmental collaboration has continued to develop.

The Complex Family Planning Fellowship is a two-year program that is envisioned to enhance fellows’ knowledge and skills through their training in our diverse clinical programs as well as through their participation in clinical and epidemiologic research. In addition, fellows have the option to utilize Boston University’s resources including their research network and infrastructure.

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Applicants must be ABOG eligible and have a state medical license. Applicants must also have completed an approved residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology. A graduate of a foreign medical school must have a standard ECFMG certificate and completed postgraduate training in the United States.

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