Overview & Mission



This prestigious fellowship incorporates clinical and research responsibilities at Columbia University Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. The overall goal of the post-graduate training program is to nurture – over the course of two years – an individual who will graduate with the skills needed to be proficient in family planning and preventive services. The program also aims to provide the foundation for developing strong investigative and research skills for fellows in order to advance the field. Through a combination of evidence-based medicine and technical innovation, trainees will be able to pursue and succeed as leaders in either an academic or community-based career.


The family planning fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) in New York City was established in 1997. Requirements include an MD or DO degree and graduation from an accredited U.S. residency program in obstetrics and gynecology or other specialty if appropriate. Fellows complete a two-year clinical and research program, which includes coursework towards a Master of Science (MSc) at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. International experiences in family planning and abortion are encouraged.