Family Planning

UBC Advanced Training in Family Planning in Vancouver, British Columbia is seeking applicants for a one-year Clinical Leader training position.

Ours is the only program of its kind in Canada, which provides post-graduate obstetricians and gynaecologists the opportunity to focus on comprehensive family planning training, including advanced abortion care and contraception, as well as training in research methodologies. Family Planning trainees will be trained in both clinical and research aspects of advanced family planning, and participate in generalist obstetrics and gynaecology work.

This program involves both didactic and clinical training to achieve competencies in the following areas:

  • Family planning services, including complex contraception
  • 1st and 2nd trimester medical and surgical abortion (hospital and community based)
  • Early pregnancy assessment (EPAC)
  • Maintenance and expansion of generalist OB & GYN skills (hospital and community based)
  • Research skills (participation in ongoing research or clinical protocol development)
  • Advocacy
  • Teaching
  • Clinical leadership

This program is closely aligned with the Fellowship in Family Planning based at the UCSF Bixby Centre for Global Health.

Clinical activities are primarily housed at BC Women’s Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital and affiliated clinics. As we are the regional centre for advanced family planning, we have a high clinical volume that provides excellent teaching opportunities. We have a committed teaching faculty as well as a robust and active research program to ensure a high-quality learning experience.

This is not a Royal College-accredited subspecialty residency, but is considered as an advanced training program in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

For further information, please contact Dr. Brian Fitzsimmons:

If you are an OBGYN resident interested in doing an elective in this program, please contact Krystina Tran,


Dr. Brian Fitzsimmons, MD, FRCSC, FACOG 
Program Director

Sr. Program Assistant

Mamta Rohra