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Women's Health Advanced Training Program

The goal of the Women's Health advanced training program is to provide excellent, broad-based training in women-focused clinical medicine as well as foster academic leaders in women’s health.

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Program Overview

The U-M Medical School Department of OBGYN Women's Health advanced training program is a one-year clinically-focused program that provides trainees with a multidisciplinary experience to expand their expertise and focus in the field of Women’s Health. The program is open to physicians who have completed a residency in Family Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, or Pediatrics. Unfortunately, cesarean birth training is not offered.

Our program is a collaboration between Obstetrics & Gynecology and Family Medicine with input and faculty contribution from both departments. Many previous trainees have capitalized on this collaboration to explore the unique clinics in Obstetrics & Gynecology as well as work with previous Women’s Health fellows in the Department of Family Medicine and Family Medicine faculty already providing more women’s health-focused care.

We emphasize individualized goal-setting for each trainee in a focused clinical area within the field of Women’s Health. Trainees will combine independent practice in their discipline with 70 percent protected time to explore and expand their women’s health-focused clinical interest. Trainees will also participate in monthly didactic sessions with faculty using seminal and recent publications with a focus on clinical decision-making.

Our trainees come to the University of Michigan with a variety of women’s health experiences, expectations, and goals. We are committed to training anyone interested in providing women’s healthcare. We want to increase the group of providers focused on women’s healthcare, consciously recognizing and supporting training physicians who are representative of the populations in which they serve. Our graduates go on to join academic health systems, private practices, and community clinics and serve as experts in the field of Women’s Health.

Fellowship Core Curriculum

The Department is home to 11 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 didactic curriculum. These are ½ day educational seminars on numerous topics relevant to clinical research and academic leadership.

Topics include research design and implementation, identifying funding opportunities, manuscript timelines and preparation, how to be an effective teacher and employment opportunities. In addition, the department sponsors social events for fellows and advanced trainees across all specialties to further encourage collaboration and to help fellows build both a professional and personal network.


Ongoing Educational Opportunities

The U-M Medical School Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is committed to the ongoing development and education of our faculty, staff, and learners. Each year, we provide over 100 CME activities for physicians and healthcare professionals to enhance learning and improve patient outcomes.

Ongoing Educational Opportunities

Application Information

Minimum Requirements

  • Completion of an ACGME-accredited residency program
  • USMLE/COMLEX scores

Due to Department of Labor prevailing wage regulations, we cannot consider applicants with any type of visa.

We do not review in-training exam scores in our assessment of applicants. Score reports are not required.

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Application Deadline

The application deadline for an August 2025 start date is Wednesday, August 28, 2024. Invitations will be extended on Thursday, September 12, 2024. The virtual interview date will be Monday, September 20, 2024.

How To Apply

Download the Application

Salary & Benefits

The University of Michigan offers highly competitive salaries and generous benefits to our fellows and advanced trainees. Trainee salary will be commensurate with that of a House Officer at an equivalent level of training based on the HOA contract.

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Current Trainees

Current Women's Health advanced trainees are developing skills to succeed as clinically skilled, compassionate obstetrician-gynecologists. We emphasize teamwork, excellence, and leadership.

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Recent Graduates
  • Shubham Kalwani, DO
    2021-2022 Women’s Health Advanced Trainee
    Next Steps: Family Medicine, Michigan Medicine
  • Lauren Abdul-Majeed, MD, MPH
    2020-2021 Women’s Health Advanced Trainee
    Next Steps: Packard Health
  • Daniel Oram, MD
    2019-2020 Women’s Health Advanced Trainee
    Next Steps: Packard Health
  • Rajal Patel, MD
    2018-2019 Women’s Health Advanced Trainee
    Next Steps: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Diana Tec, DO
    2017-2019 Women’s Health Advanced Trainee
    Next Steps: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Program Leadership
profile-dee-fenner-2023 Dee E Fenner, MD
Bates Professor of Diseases of Women and Children
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor of Urology
profile-carrie-bell-2014 Carrie L Bell, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Program Director, Women's Health Advanced Training Program
Katherine Turner headshot Katherine Turner, MD IBCLC
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
Maeve Sullivan Maeve Sullivan
Program Manager
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