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Why Choose UNC?

The UNC Family Complex Planning Fellowship provides individualized mentorship and exceptional clinical, educational, and research training. UNC-Chapel Hill is one of the top universities in the country and thrives on interdisciplinary research and scholarship. The UNC Fellowship in Complex Family Planning received ACGME accreditation in 2021.

Clinical training includes time in our comprehensive academic abortion clinic, and in our comprehensive academic family planning/contraception clinics. Complex Family Planning Fellows have full admitting and surgical privileges as as gynecologists. All Complex Family Planning fellows take call on Labor and Delivery one weekend per month. Fellows have the opportunity to run their own gynecology service, and teach and operate with residents and medical students.

Our comprehensive academic abortion clinic includes management of induced and spontaneous abortions for social indications, maternal health, and fetal indications. This academic clinic serves as a referral center for physicians and abortion clinics throughout the state of North Carolina. We provide an integrated service with additional expert medical, social, psychological/psychiatric, genetic, and Maternal-Fetal-Medicine collaboration when needed/wanted by the patient or the physicians. Outpatient abortion clinic training is throughout both years of the fellowship.

Our academic family planning/contraception clinics are fellow-run, under supervision/consult by the family planning attending. These are teaching clinics that include a medical student and resident. These clinics serve as a referral center for community and UNC physicians, and state health department clinics for management of complicated contraception including difficult IUD insertions or removals, implant removals and insertions, other consults, and sterilization counseling and surgery scheduling.

Learn more about Complex Family Planning at UNC Health.

Application Process

How to apply:

Click Here to Apply

For more information click above or email Erin Compton


There are multiple research opportunities available to the Fellow throughout the UNC-CH campus given the strength of collaboration and multidisciplinary approach to teaching, learning and research at UNC Chapel Hill. Faculty and fellows in family planning at UNC are currently, or have in the past, collaborated with the following entities at UNC:

Current Fellows

Fellowship Alumni

For a list of our fellowship alumni, please click here.