The University of Michigan’s advanced training program in Complex Family Planning is a two-year program in which trainees gain skills in family planning patient care, research, and advocacy. The University of Michigan is known for its commitment to interdisciplinary training and scholarship. Achieving contraception and abortion access for all who want it, and achieving a larger vision of reproductive justice, require broad, interdisciplinary strategies and collaborations. Therefore, we have assembled faculty and opportunities that cross boundaries between the Medical School, School of Public Health, and many individual departments and programs within the College of Literature, Sciences, and the Arts and beyond, as well as advocacy and community organizations. While the Complex Family Planning Advanced Training Program is housed in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, it is very much a program of the University as a whole, and fellows will have the resources of the entire institution available to them.
The overarching goal of the Advanced Training Program is to help trainees connect with their sense of purpose, identify a vision for their family planning career, and gain the skills needed to begin their path to that career.