Fellowship

The UH Fellowship in Family Planning was established in 2012. The two year Fellowship program follows the educational, research, policy, and international health requirements outlined by the Society of Family Planning. Fellows participate in an international family planning rotation, develop and complete a research project, and have the opportunity to participate in many policy and professional development learning opportunities locally and with their national cohort of Fellows.

Graduates of the Fellowship are experts in complex family planning clinical care, family planning clinical and translational research, family planning public health and public policy, and family planning education. Fellowship graduates are highly sought after in academic departments of Ob-Gyn throughout the county.

Individuals interested in applying to the Fellowship should visit https://societyfp.org/fellowship/ or contact Krysten at krystenm@hawaii.edu for specific information about the UH Fellowship in Family Planning.

Clinical Training:

  • All methods of pregnancy termination
  • All diagnostic methods to confirm uterine extra-uterine pregnancy
  • Anesthesia and pain control for in-office gynecologic procedures
  • Ultrasonography related to contraception and abortion
  • Management of complications
  • All methods of contraception currently available and under investigation
  • Sterilization

Teaching:

  • Hands-on and didactic teaching for residents and medical students
  • Running journal club

Research:

  • Study design and structured clinical research
  • Statistical analysis
  • Obtain funding for research studies in contraception and abortion
  • Scientific writing for peer-reviewed journals and other academic publications
  • Presentation at national conferences
  • Development as an independent researcher/teacher
  • Grant writing

Advocacy:

  • Opportunities for public policy rotations
  • Participation in community health collaborative efforts, including HawaiĘ»i State Department of Health and other public health stakeholders
  • Gaining skills in physician advocacy through national workshops, engaging local and national policymakers, and media communication