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Prepare Application Information

Information to prepare
  • Review eligibility
  • Identify the set rotations that you can commit to.
    • You must be available to complete the entire rotation. Requests for date changes and exceptions will not be considered. When applying, you should select your availability for each of the rotation periods, as well as topic and subject area and location preferences. Please make the  appropriate arrangements prior to submitting your application.
  • Update your CV and have the following information ready for application prompts: contact information; undergraduate and graduate education; post-graduate training and skills; work and volunteer experience; publications, presentations, grants, and honors and awards.
  • Write your personal statement by preparing answers to these questions:
    1. What influenced you to consider a career in public health?
    2. Describe how this fellowship/program will help you achieve your goals.
    3. Understanding that there are different topical and geographical assignments, in which do you prefer to work and why?
    4. Describe your experience related to data management and analysis, including the use of statistical software packages such as Excel, SAS, STATA, R, or Epi Info. Please provide specific examples.
    5. For re-applicants: When did you apply and what has changed since your last application?
  • Identify two people to write letters of recommendation on your behalf, following the guidelines in the next section.
  • Obtain a signed Academic Endorsementpdf icon from the student affairs office at your medical or veterinary school following the guidelines in the next section.
Materials to prepare

The following application materials should be uploaded as attachments to your online application by the application deadline.

Letters of Recommendation

Information for Recommendation Writers

To prepare and submit your letter of recommendation:

  • You should receive an email with instructions on how to gain access to the application portal and recommendation form.
  • Once you have received the system-generated email, click on the link and fill out the questionnaire. Responses must be in English. You must use the link in the email to access the form.
  • After submitting the form, you will see an on-screen notification confirming that your submission was successful.
  • Applicants may check submission status through the online application portal, but they will not be able to see the content of your letter of recommendation.
  • Two letters of recommendation are required. Please do not submit more than two recommendation writers’ names into the application system.
  • Select individuals who are familiar with your academic achievements, aspirations, personal qualities, and professional attributes and who have worked with you in the last two years.
  • At least 1 letter must be from a faculty member of your current medical or veterinary school.
  • Provide recommendation writers with the Instructions for Recommendation Writers pdf icon[183 KB, 1 Page, 508].
Academic Endorsement