The Society of Family Planning works with a wide range of organizations who play different roles in supporting Complex Family Planning fellows and strengthening the subspecialty.

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is responsible for the accreditation of post-MD medical training programs in the United States, approves the standards, and deals with appeals and administrative issues.

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) sets professional standards for physicians and is the leading organization for board certification.

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) recognizes several subspecialties in Ob-Gyn and administers certification exams for each subspecialty. The Complex Family Planning Division of ABOG defines the subspecialty’s scope of practice, sets standards for certification, and develops assessments for future certification.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is a professional membership organization for Ob-Gyns that includes a subspeciality representative on their Board of Directors. ACOG’s Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) is dedicated to the promotion and maintenance of excellence in residency education in obstetrics and gynecology.

The Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), housed within the Association of American Medical Colleges, streamlines the application and document delivery process for US fellowship positions.

The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) oversees the Fellowship match for Fellowship applicants and Fellowship Directors.

Meet the Fellows


Nikki Zite, MD, MPH

Professor; Vice Chair for Education and Advocacy
University of Tennessee Medical Center

“The communication training and emphasis on resilience prepared me for the call to speak out about the impact of the Dobbs decision on myself, my patients, and my trainees.”