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The EIS will begin accepting applications in May of each year. Applications include submission of an online application and


Application Timeline

May 15, 2014

Application period opens

August 15, 2014

Deadline for application and supporting materials

September to early November, 2014

Candidates offered to interview in Atlanta. Candidates must pay their own travel expenses.

December 2014 through February 2015

Candidates notified of application status (acceptance, rejection, wait list).

April 20 – 23, 2015

Accepted officers attend EIS Conference in Atlanta. Travel expenses will be paid by the EIS.

July 2015

Start of 2-year EIS program.


Application Process

The online application will open in May.


Supporting Materials

Letters of Recommendation

Four letters of recommendation are required.

  • Select persons who are familiar with your academic achievements, future aspirations, personal qualities, and professional attributes
  • Provide them with a copy of the Instructions for Letters of Recommendation (2 pages; 41 KB)
  • One letter must be from a faculty member or supervisor
  • Physicians trained in the US: Provide a Dean’s letter from your medical school as one of your four letters (e.g. dean's letter used when applying for residency)
  • Letters must be submitted in English
  • Letters must be specific to your EIS application and dated within 6 months of the application


You must provide official transcripts for all degrees you have earned or will earn before starting the program.

  • If transcripts are not issued by a U.S. institution, other proof of degree completion (e.g., certified copy of a diploma) must be submitted. Transcripts and proof of degree completion must be translated into English
  • Transcripts and other proof of degree completion will not be returned to applicants. Do not submit original copies of diplomas or certificates
  • High school transcripts are not required

U.S. Clinical License

U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents with a clinical degree (MD, DVM, RN, DMD, or equivalent) must submit proof of an active, unrestricted license to practice that clinical specialty in the U.S.


August 15, 2014

  • Submission of application and supporting materials (11:59 p.m., EDT)


Contact Us:
  • Epidemic Intelligence Service
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    1600 Clifton Rd
    Mailstop E-92
    Atlanta, GA 30333
  • 404-498-6110
    TTY: (888) 232-6348
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