ACOG National Office

  • Darney/Landy Family Planning Fellow

    Job Locations US-DC
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Grant Funded
  • Responsibilities

    Applications are now being accepted for the Darney/Landy Family Planning Fellow position, a one-year post-Family Planning Fellowship placement within the ACOG Advocacy Division. This Fellowship honors the clinical excellence of Phil Darney, MD, and the collaborative advocacy of Uta Landy, PhD, by providing an opportunity for Fellowship in Family Planning-trained obstetrician-gynecologists to develop a deep knowledge of and relationship with ACOG, while contributing clinical expertise and applying advocacy skills to improve access to quality health care for women.

    The Darney/Landy Fellow will:

    • Serve as clinical consultant and family planning content expert for all ACOG Advocacy Division departments and activities, as needed
    • Participate in relevant Committee and Council meetings and assist with document development and review, literature reviews, and other activities
    • Serve as clinical expert and trainer for immediate postpartum LARC insertion and manual vacuum aspiration training initiatives
    • Provide expert review and input to ongoing educational and outreach efforts by ACOG National as well as District and Section initiatives
    • Review and update a training curriculum for advocates on clinical issues
    • Serve as clinical expert, as needed, for ACOG Government Affairs, Legal, and Communications teams, provide analysis and comment, and respond to interview and other media requests
    • Represent ACOG at professional meetings, conferences, coalitions, and events related to reproductive health care
    • Assist the ACOG LARC Work Group and Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women with ongoing publication development and implementation activities
    • Provide periodic briefings for ACOG staff, colleague organizations, and ACOG District and Section leadership regarding emergent reproductive health care issues
    • Monitor implementation of contraceptive performance measures and develop data elements around pregnancy intentions to more accurately capture women’s contraceptive needs
    • Identify strategies for integrating family planning content into residency, certification, continuing education, and Maintenance of Certification activities
    • Conduct landscape analyses and identify opportunities for continued and new partnerships with other medical specialties and organizations

    Competitive salary, full benefits, and flexible schedule. Appointment to begin in September 2019. This position is in Washington, DC. Fellow must be a graduate of the Fellowship in Family Planning. Successful completion of the ACOG Advocacy Rotation during Fellowship preferred, but not required. Candidates must be board-certified or board-eligible obstetrician–gynecologists.


    For more information, contact Alicia Luchowski at To apply, visit the ACOG career portal after August 1st and complete the online application by September 28, 2018.


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