CDC Sponsors Epidemiology Elective Program

Are you a 3rd-year medical student interested in gaining public health, preventive medicine and applied epidemiology experience from CDC experts during your 4th year? If so, check out the CDC Epidemiology Elective Program!

During their time at CDC, Epidemiology Elective students have the opportunity to assist in epidemiologic investigations in areas such as infectious diseases, cancer, congenital malformations, environmental and occupational diseases, injuries, chronic diseases, and reproductive health. Students work on diverse projects; some have become co-authors on publications of major health importance, and others have participated in the investigation of public health problems.

Most assignments are based at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. However, other assignments can be arranged, such as the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in Cincinnati, Ohio, Morgantown, West Virginia, or Anchorage, Alaska; the Indian Health Service in Albuquerque, New Mexico; the Division of Vector-borne Infectious Diseases in Fort Collins, Colorado; or the Arctic Investigations Program in Anchorage, Alaska.

 For students who wish to rotate in the fall semester of their 4th year, the application deadline and date that supporting materials must be postmarked by is March 30 of the applicant’s 3rd year. These students will be notified by mid-July, or as soon as selections have been made.

 For students who wish to rotate in the spring semester of their 4th year, the application deadline and date that supporting materials must be postmarked by is May 30 of the applicant’s 3rd year. These students will be notified by mid-September, or as soon as selections have been made.

For more information and to apply online, visit us at http://www.cdc.gov/EpiElective.

Questions? Ask us at EpiElective@cdc.gov.

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