Global Women's Health Advanced Training Program

Program Overview

The Michigan Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Advanced Training Program in Global Women's Health is a two-year program in which graduates of accredited OBGYN residency programs gain clinical and research skills vital to ongoing careers in Global Women’s Health, including:

    • Patient care in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC)
    • Clinical, health services, and implementation science research
    • Capacity building
    • Program development and evaluation

Our goal is to help advanced trainees identify their paths as future leaders in global women’s health and to provide them with resources for success.

Core Program Components

Clinical Training

Trainees will be trained in the application of any and all of the department’s clinical programs to Global contexts.  Clinical work will take place primarily at Michigan Medicine (12-16 months) and at one or more low and middle-income countries (LMIC - 8-12 months). The posting will be arranged immediately after acceptance to provide a coordinated experience that melds the research and clinical career goals of the trainee. 

Research Experience

Research may be conducted on a broad range of global women’s health topics. The Trainee could readily work with an interdisciplinary team tailored to the Trainee’s experience and career goals. Research experience will culminate in three projects:

    • A systematic or narrative literature review
    • A secondary data analysis project
    • A clinical, health services or policy research project involving original data collection

The department has funding that the Trainee may apply for to supplement their research projects.

Expert Mentorship

A Mentorship Team, consisting of the Program Director, a methodological expert, and a content expert, will support the Trainee during the program and throughout the Trainee’s career trajectory.

International Travel

International travel for training, service provision and research will be an integral part of the Trainee’s experience. Program and University faculty members have carried out reproductive health research in more than 50 countries, including Ghana and Ethiopia, and have significant ties to the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international health and family planning organizations. In addition,  there are a variety of institutional resources available for collaboration and support.

Michigan Medicine Didactic Curriculum

The Department is home to 10 Board-certified and non-Board certified clinical and research fellowships in obstetrics and gynecology.  To promote cross-specialty collaboration, all trainees take part in our Common Fellow Curriculum, a twice-yearly, half-day didactic session, targeting issues that fellows in any specialty have in common.


Application Information

  • Completion of a residency program accredited by ACGME

  • Completion of all three USMLE exams

Due to Department of Labor prevailing wage regulations, we are unable to consider applicants that possess any type of visa.
THE APPLICATION season for A 2021 START DATE IS closed. Thank you for your interest.


Trainee salary will be commensurate with that of a House Officer at an equivalent level of training based on the HOA contract. A portion of the Trainee salary comes from seeing patients and billing for their care. The remainder is paid for by the department of OBGYN.

Program Leadership

Timothy Johnson

Timothy R B Johnson MD

Program Director

Frank W J Anderson, MD, MPH

Assistant Program Director

Maeve Sullivan

Program Manager
L4000 University Hospital South
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5276
(734) 764-7261