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Notice to Readers: Epidemic Intelligence Service Online-Only Application Deadline --- September 15, 2008

Applications for CDC's July 2009--June 2011 Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) program are now being accepted. This year, applications are only being accepted via the new EIS online application system.

EIS is a 2-year, postgraduate program of service and on-the-job training for health professionals interested in the practice of epidemiology. Each year, EIS provides approximately 90 persons, selected from applicants around the world, opportunities to gain hands-on experience in epidemiology at CDC or at state or local health departments. EIS officers, often called CDC's "disease detectives," have gone on to occupy leadership positions at CDC and other public health agencies nationally and internationally. However, the experience also is useful for health professionals who want to gain a population health perspective.

Persons with a strong interest in applied epidemiology who meet at least one of the following qualifications may apply to EIS:

  • physicians with >1 year of clinical training;
  • persons with a PhD, DrPH, or other doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, social or behavioral sciences, natural sciences, or nutrition sciences;
  • dentists, physician assistants, and nurses with an MPH or equivalent degree;
  • or veterinarians with an MPH or equivalent degree or relevant public health experience.

Additional information regarding the EIS program and the new online application system is available at http://www.cdc.gov/eis/applyeis/toapply.htm ; by telephone (404-498-6110); or by e-mail (eisepo@cdc.gov).

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Date last reviewed: 7/30/2008

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