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Epidemiology Elective Program for Senior Medical and Veterinary Students

Eligibility and Application Information

Eligibility

You must be a

  • Medical or veterinary student in your 3rd year when you apply
  • Available for at least 6 weeks during your 4th year

Education

You must be enrolled in a school accredited by one of the following:

  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Veterinary Medical Association

Citizenship

You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

 

Program Timeline

Fall Semester (June–December)

January 15, 2015

Application period opens

March 30, 2015

Application deadline (11:59 p.m., ET)
Postmark date for supporting documents

July 15, 2015

Selected applicants notified (Earlier if June or July date assigned)

June 2015

The program begins

Spring Semester (January–May)

January 15, 2015

Application period opens

May 30, 2015

Application deadline (11:59 p.m., ET)
Postmark date for supporting documents

September 15, 2015

Selected applicants notified

January 2016

The program begins

 

Application Process

The application period for the Spring and Fall semesters has closed. The application will open January 15, 2015.

 

Supporting Documents

Supporting documents must be postmarked by the deadline.

 

Letters of Recommendation

  • Two letters of recommendation are required
  • Select individuals who know you professionally and with whom you have recently worked
  • At least 1 letter must be from a faculty member of your school
  • Provide them with a copy of the Instructions for Letters of Recommendation  [2 pages, 83KB]
  • Letters must be mailed directly to the Epidemiology Elective Program by the deadline

 

Academic Endorsement

  • Download the Academic Endorsement  [1 page, 28KB]
  • Have the form completed and signed by the student affairs office at your medical or veterinary school
  • Mail the form to the CDC Epidemiology Elective Program by the deadline

 

Mail Supporting Documents

Faxed or e-mailed documents will not be accepted. Mail supporting documents to:

CDC Epidemiology Elective Program

ATTN: Renee Amos

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

1600 Clifton Road, MS E-92

Atlanta, GA 30333

 

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

March 30

  • Deadline for submission of the online application (11:59 p.m., ET)
  • All supporting documents must be postmarked by this date

Spring Semester

May 30

  • Deadline for submission of the online application (11:59 p.m., ET)
  • All supporting documents must be postmarked by this date

 

 
Contact Us:
  • Epidemiology Elective
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    1600 Clifton Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30333
  • 404-498-6152
    TTY: (888) 232-6348
  • EpiElective@cdc.gov
  • Page last reviewed: December 31, 2008
  • Page last updated: December 8, 2014
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