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Welcome to the Complex Family Planning Fellowship at RUSH University Medical Center. RUSH is an urban, academic medical center based in Chicago serving a diverse patient population and is a recognized and respected advocate for quality health care for women. RUSH University Medical Center is also committed to innovative clinical and basic scientific research in women’s health issues. The Complex Family Planning Fellowship will provide physicians with the opportunity to gain both clinical and research skills in all aspects of Family Planning. Our team has a wide array of backgrounds, experiences and responsibilities and consistently work to provide the highest quality of care, and will uphold this with the Fellow.

RUSH University Medical Group, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Family Planning Division place a large emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion and strive to work towards an environment where our patients, providers, and staff grow, improve and thrive. We are so excited to welcome you to the inaugural year of our fellowship program.

At RUSH, we value diversity and strive to create an equitable and inclusive program that highlights each person’s unique background and skills. We welcome applicants who are highly qualified and diverse, including those from traditionally underrepresented groups and those who are diverse in terms of culture, class, race/ethnicity, gender, background, and work and life experiences.

The Fellowship in Complex Family Planning provides physicians with the opportunity to gain high-level research experience and clinical skills in all aspects of Family Planning. Fellows are given thorough clinical training and research experience, earn a master’s degree in clinical research, and receive a salary and other benefits.

Clinical training

Fellows work with a team of faculty members who have extensive training in abortion, contraception, and research. Clinical care is provided through the Family Planning clinic and in connection with Planned Parenthood of Illinois, giving fellows ample opportunity to teach residents and medical students. Our comprehensive fellowship program focuses on research, clinical care, policy, medical education. We collaborate with colleagues in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in other medical specialties, preparing fellows to be expert consultants.

Our clinical training includes:

  • All methods of pregnancy termination
  • All diagnostic methods to confirm uterine and tubal pregnancy, including ultrasound
  • Complex contraception
  • Sterilization
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Anesthesia and pain control


Our research program includes:

  • Training in epidemiology and biostatistics
  • Study design
  • Grant writing
  • Presentation at grand rounds and national conferences
  • Guidance and potential funding for research studies in family planning to further the fellow’s ability to become an independent investigator
  • Master's Degree: Master’s of Science in Clinical Research

During the course of the fellowship, each fellow will develop a structured research project. Through committed mentorship and a comprehensive academic program, fellows achieve top notch skills in study design, grant writing, and statistical analysis. Fellows are also presented with opportunities to participate in the Division’s many research projects. Depending on individual interests, fellows can work on clinical, basic science, and/or social science research.

Compensation & benefits

  • Annual salary
  • Health insurance
  • Funding to attend conferences