Our Fellowship in Family Planning is a two-year clinical and research program whose curriculum incorporates all aspects of family planning and reproductive health, and includes coursework for an MPH or MS degree at the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences.
Baystate Medical Center offers the unique experience of serving and learning from a culturally and ethnically diverse, urban, and under-served patient population, while enjoying a suburban—or even rural—lifestyle in a beautiful natural setting.
Clinical Training: Evidence-based Methods in Hospital and Specialty Clinic Settings
- The breadth of abortion providers on our faculty—12 attendings provide abortions, and 11 of them provide D&E—allows you to learn a variety of techniques and styles.
- You will care for women with complex medical conditions and unique contraceptive challenges in our Complex Contraception Clinic.
- Fellows with an interest in adolescent pregnancy prevention will benefit from our collaboration with the non-profit YEAH! Network, which works to reduce teen pregnancy via research, advocacy, and community education.
Research: We Guide Fellows from Study Design to Publication
- Complete a research project of your choice in the areas of contraception, abortion, or adolescent health that, in most cases, fulfills the requirements for a master's degree.
- Your research receives funding support, assistance from the department's research coordinator and research assistants, and analytic support from the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Core.
International Opportunities: Faculty Fully Support Your Elective Abroad
- Extensive connections and established training sites—such as Dominican Republic, Tchad, and Haiti—are available through Baystate's global health initiative, Tufts and UMass.
- Program Director Dr. White will help you to secure your international placement—generally 3 - 8 weeks between the first and second year, or in the spring of the second year.