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Announcement: Epidemic Intelligence Service Application Deadline --- September 1, 2011

Applications are now being accepted for CDC's July 2012--June 2014 Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) program. 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 80 persons from around the world opportunities to gain hands-on experience in epidemiology at CDC or state or local health departments. EIS officers, often called CDC's "disease detectives," have gone on to assume leadership positions at CDC and other public health agencies. The EIS experience also is useful for health professionals who would like to gain a population-based perspective on public health practice.

Persons with a strong interest in applied epidemiology who meet at least one of the following qualifications may apply to EIS: 1) physicians with ≥1 year of clinical training; 2) persons with a doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, social or behavioral sciences, natural sciences, or nutrition sciences; 3) dentists, physician assistants, or nurses with a master of public health (MPH) or equivalent degree; 4) veterinarians with an MPH or equivalent degree or relevant public health experience.

The deadline for submitting applications for the July 2012--June 2014 EIS program is September 1, 2011. Information regarding the new EIS online application and program details is available at http://www.cdc.gov/eis/applynow.html; by telephone (404-498-6110); or via e-mail (eis@cdc.gov).


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