The Fellowship in Complex Family Planning is an ACGME accredited, two-year, post-residency program offered by the Division of Family Planning. Ranked among the top women’s health fellowships, the Complex Family Planning Fellowship Program at Washington University in St. Louis prepares trainees to achieve excellence in academic medicine.

Under close mentorship, fellows receive hands-on training in patient care and clinical research, develop clinical and teaching skills, and connect to a national network of family planning experts.

Fellows receive a stipend equal to PGY 5 and 6, health insurance benefits are available, and tuition for graduate courses.

Our fellows develop outstanding clinical skills and exceptional teaching abilities while making meaningful contributions to clinical research.


Welcome from our chair


Program 

Our mission is to provide patient-centered care that advances the reproductive healthcare of all, especially the medically underserved. The Complex Family Planning fellowship focuses on clinical research, teaching, and clinical practice to develop future leaders with expertise in family planning. Under close mentorship, fellows receive hands-on training in patient care and clinical research, develop clinical and teaching skills, and connect to a national network of family planning experts. These skills will allow them to pursue careers as Complex Family Planning experts and advance human health through the best clinical care, innovative research, and the education of tomorrow’s leaders in biomedicine in a culture that supports diversity, inclusion, critical thinking, and creativity.

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How to apply

All completed applications will be considered for an interview. The program coordinator will send interview invitations directly to candidates via ERAS. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the program coordinator.

Apply to the program through ERAS.

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Requirements for ERAS application consideration:

  • MyERAS Application
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Medical School Transcript
    • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
    • Personal Statement
    • Photo
    • USMLE Transcript
    • One Letter of Recommendation from the Residency Director or Department Chair
    • Two Letters of Recommendation

Program Contacts

Fellowship Program Director:
Tessa Madden, MD, MPH maddent@wustl.edu

Fellowship Program Coordinator
Michelle Steiner steiner@wustl.edu

Our current fellows

Emily Freeman, DO, MA, MS

Clinical Fellow, Complex Family Planning

Division: Family Planning

Emily Barker, MD

Clinical Fellow, Complex Family Planning

Division: Family Planning

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Key Dates

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2-Year Fellowship Appointment: 2023-2025

Positions Available: 1

Application Deadline

Monday, May 23, 2022

Fellowship Virtual Interview Dates

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Wednesday, September 7, 2022