Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology


Family Planning

University of Pennsylvania Health System
Department of OB/GYN

Penn Family Planning & Pregnancy Loss Center
3400 Spruce Street
1000 Courtyard Bldg.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215)615-5234
Fax: (215)615-5319

The Family Planning Fellowship at PENN is a two-year program designed to create leaders in academic family planning. Our program is structured to make use of our University’s resources, diverse clinical programs, and rich research infrastructure. Focused, advanced training in abortion care, miscarriage management, early pregnancy complications and complex contraception, along with experience working within a fully integrated research and clinical environment prepares Fellows for a wide variety of career tracks.

Our two year program is designed to offer both clinical and research experience over the course of the two years:

  • Year One: Fellows build clinical skills through integration into our clinical practice and operative procedures. Clinical training focuses on first and second trimester abortion care, miscarriage management, early pregnancy complications, and complex contraceptive management. The first year also allows time for Fellows to develop their research interests and present a concept paper for a study that will continue through their second year.

  • Year Two: The second year has a stronger research focus, as the concept developed in year one is completed for presentation and publication. During this year, the Fellow develops the skills necessary to become an independent researcher. Clinically, Fellows shift their focus to utilizing the skills developed in the first year in independent clinical sessions and surgical panels. Fellows also have the opportunity to take part in national leadership academies and complete an international rotation during this year.

Our clinical practice is the safety net abortion care and pregnancy complication provider in Philadelphia, giving Fellows the opportunity to work with the most complex patients in the region. Our practice is connected to the broad and rich reproductive health and rights community of the city, allowing for partnerships in caring for patients and advancing academic interests.

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