CARE Fellowship

The Care Fellowship, Canada's only Fellowship devoted to "Contraception and Family Planning" is a unique opportunity for a graduate Ob/Gyn to spend one or two years in an advanced training program leading to special competence in Contraceptive Advice, Research, and Education (CARE).

Successful applicants will participate in an active program of clinical research, further their knowledge and skills in the management of complex contraceptive problems, and develop innovative educational programs to further the use-effectiveness and safe utilization of contraceptives available in Canada.

Research activities will be developed in the area of interest of the specific applicant and will be supervised by members of the division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Clinical activities will involve participation and ultimate supervision, at a junior faculty level, of:

  • Specially structured clinics for challenging contraceptive cases.
  • Clinics dealing with management of contraceptive failure and /or STDs.
  • ORs for provision of surgical sterilization under monitored anaesthesia care.
  • Teaching rounds and visiting professorships in this area.

Regular participation in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Clinics and a Multidisciplinary Teen Ob clinic coordinated by Dr. Jamieson is encouraged. The fellow will receive and respond to challenging contraceptive questions through an internet based "Contraceptive Hotline" in conjunction with the SOGC Net and will develop expertise as an effective communicator about contraceptive issues through participation in CHE and public forums on contraception and reproductive health. Competitive salary, benefits, and travel allowance provided.


  • Ashley Waddington, MD
    Division of General Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

CARE Fellows

  • Sophie Bussiere-Cote (2018-2019)
  • Milena Garofalo (2018)
  • Marie-Eve Murray (2017-2018)
  • Julie Thorne (2016-2017)
  • Stephanie Black (2016)
  • Audrey Binette (2015-2016)
  • Carrie Ferguson (2014-2015)
  • Dustin Costescu-Green (2012-2013)
  • Ashley Waddington (2011-2013)
  • Melissa Mirosh (2005-2007)
  • Jenna McNaught (2004-2005)
  • Stéphanie Palerme (2003-2004)
  • Amanda Black (2001-2002)
  • Sari Kives (2000-2001)