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Family Planning Fellowship Curriculum

The learning objectives for the fellowship will follow the Fellowship in Family Planning Guide to Learning. We have planned a two-year didactic curriculum to cover all of the areas that a Fellow is expected to master, with the understanding that some objectives in the Guide are best taught using hands-on, non-didactic methods.

Clinical Curriculum

 

  • Surgical abortion from 5 to 24 weeks, including:
    • Manual vacuum aspiration
    • Dilation and evacuation
    • Intact dilation and evacuation
  • Medical abortion
    • Mifepristone and misoprostol
    • Labor induction
  • Contraception
    • LARC methods
    • Hormonal methods
    • Barrier methods
    • Contraception for medically complicated patients
  • Ultrasound
    • Early pregnancy identification
    • Gestational age estimation
    • Procedure guidance

Research Curriculum

  • Research methodology
  • Grant applications
  • Data analysis
  • Manuscript and presentation preparation

Typical Weekly Schedule

First year fellow

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8 to 9 AM

    Family Planning Section Meeting

Grand Rounds

 

 

AM

Complex Contraception Clinic

 

MPH classes

Preoperative Clinic

 

MPH classes

Block time in OR

PM

Research time Planned Parenthood Research time

 

Second year fellow

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8 to 9 AM

    Family Planning Section Meeting

Grand Rounds

 

AM

 

Research time

Research time Planned Parenthood Family Planning Clinic Research time

PM

MPH classes Research time MPH classes Special GYN Services

 

Family Planning Section Weekly Meeting

The Family Planning Section meets weekly on Wednesday mornings from 8-9am. The content of this meeting rotates among didactic teaching, journal club, research meeting and psychosocial content.

1st Wednesday Didactic lecture
2nd Wednesday Research meeting
Research meetings will allow group discussion of the Fellows’ research interests, developing projects, and preparation for their research presentations at the annual fellowship meeting.
3rd Wednesday Didactic lecture
4th Wednesday Journal Club
The Journal Club will review recently published or classic family planning related articles, with the discussion led by the Fellows.
5th Wednesday
(4 times a year)
Psychosocial Workshop
The Psychosocial Workshop is a time for two kinds of discussions. First, it provides a time for presentation of patient cases that were emotionally difficult for the providers involved. Second, this time provides an opportunity to explore the Fellows’ feelings about the work they are doing, recognizing the unique challenges that come with abortion provision.