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Family Planning Fellowship Program-At-A-Glance

The Baystate Fellowship is a two-year clinical and research curriculum in 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, a nationally recognized independent academic medical center that is the only tertiary care center in the region, provides you with the educational opportunities of an urban inner-city patient population - while you enjoy the lifestyle opportunities of a suburban setting.

You will see a culturally diverse patient population, a high complexity of patients undergoing surgical abortion, and complex contraception challenges. Benefit from close mentorship by experts in the field, research support, and opportunities for clinical work or research at international sites.


Fellowship Director:     Katharine O’Connell White, MD, MPH


Program Administrator: Tanya Vancini Dorman, C-TAGME


phone: 413-794-5321


Fellowship Statistics

  • Family Planning Fellowship-trained faculty: 2
  • Faculty who provide abortion: Fellowship-trained (2); MFM (2); generalists (8)
  • Training sites: 2; Baystate Medical Center, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts-Springfield
  • Amount of required OB call: 0
  • Opportunities for obstetrics or general practice: multiple
  • Part Time Research Coordinator: 1


Department Statistics

  • Number of residents per class: 6
  • Percentage of grads entering Fellowship training over past 5 years: 30%
  • Number of faculty: 26 plus 24 community physicians
  • Other Sub-Specialists: MFM (4); REI (4); Oncology (3); Urogynecology (2); Adolescent & Pediatric  Gynecology (1)
  • Full time research coordinators: 1
  • Part time research assistants: 2
  • Regulatory Specialist: 1


Baystate Statistics

  • Tertiary care referral center: 4200 deliveries per year | Number of LDRP rooms: 38
  • Level 1 trauma center: 716 hospital beds
  • Level 3 NICU: 57 bassinets
  • Residency Programs: 10 | Fellowship Programs: 20
  • New 90-bed emergency department opened November 2012
  • Large multidisciplinary simulation lab for advanced laparoscopy and other hands-on skills
  • Fully-integrated electronic medical record hospital wide (Cerner)


Fellow Benefits & Facilities


  • Salary - PG5: $67,400,  PG6: $70,200
  • 4 weeks of vacation/year, meal subsidy, free parking
  • Disability/malpractice/health/life insurance
  • Funding for an approved research project
  • Funding for completion of a masters degree in public health
  • Funding for an international work experience
  • Funding to attend conferences (including the Forum on Family Planning and the annual Fellowship Meeting at ACOG)


Fellow Resources

  • Academic Affairs with 4 full time biostatisticians
  • Large library on campus
  • Access to Tufts University online library