Announcement for enrollment to Family Planning Fellowship program

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St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College (SPHMMC)
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Announcement for enrollment to Family Planning Fellowship program

The department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, SPHMMC, kindly invites all qualifying candidates to apply for a family planning fellowship for the year 2021 G.C.

Background and General Information

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, SPHMMC, as mandated by the Academic Commission of the college has started a family planning fellowship program in 2017 G.C. The primary goal of this fellowship is to produce physicians who are competent clinicians, trainers, researchers, advocates and leaders in all issues related to family planning, comprehensive abortion care, and broader reproductive health. 

The fellowship is a minimum of a two-year program at the end of which candidates will become subspecialists in family planning. The training will involve clinical attachments, deductive training (seminars, tutorials, seminars), attachments abroad including a possible one-year clerkship at WHO, Geneva (on a competitive basis), attending various local and international relevant conferences, and taking a supervisory role in the training of residents, undergraduate medical students and related in-service training. Fellows will be given the opportunity to earn a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, through sponsored enrollment into an extension MPH program at SPHMMC. Fellows are also expected to conduct high-standard research in RH as part of a requirement for completion of the fellowship and MPH. Through SPHMMC international partnerships, the family planning fellowship includes lectures, clinical and research training, and mentorship by visiting faculty who are global leaders in contraceptive care, comprehensive abortion care, and other RH services.

Two fellowship positions are available for enrollment beginning September 2021 G.C. Additional positions will be considered through South-to-South collaboration.

Admission Requirements

  • The candidate should be a graduate from a recognized Medical School with a Doctor of Medicine and specialty in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • The candidate must complete a screening process for admission to be conducted by the SPHMMC Obstetrics and Gynecology department.  
  • The candidate should produce two recommendation letters from their teachers or supervisors of their respective specialty training.  
  • The candidate should be registered and licensed to practice obstetrics and gynecology by the relevant authority in Ethiopia.
  • The candidate should have adequate mental and physical health.
  • Female applicants are strongly encouraged.

Applicants should write a letter of intent of no more than 750 words explaining why they are interested in the fellowship, how this will impact their career and their long-term professional goals. 

All interested applicants can apply in person to the registrar’s office of St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College OR at the office of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology OR by email at from the date of announcement until August 15, 2021. 

Applicants should submit their application letter, letter of intent, recent CV, and copy of credentials including copies of degree, student grade report, and two letters of recommendation in a sealed envelope. Application may be submitted by paper in person to the department or registrar’s office directly, or electronically as attach scanned documents if submitted by e-mail.

Shortlisted candidates will have a face-to-face or virtual interview on the second half of August 2021. 

Queries regarding the fellowship can be addressed to Birhan Wale at +251923044123, Dr. Abdulfetah via email (, or Dr. Delayehu Bekele  via e-mail (