Medical, Veterinary, and Other Clinical Degree (MD/DO, DVM/VMD, DDS/DMD, etc.)

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We have a variety of hands-on, full-time fellowship programs for those with clinical degrees. All offer a unique experience in one of many public health fields.
Topic Description Open To Length/Salary Application Period
Dental Public Health CDC Dental Public Health Residency Program This formal training program produces skilled specialists in dental public health who can work collaboratively with their public health and dental colleagues to achieve improved oral health for populations. Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry and a Master of Public Health 2 Years, paid August to September
Epidemiology Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) EIS officers serve on the front lines of public health protecting Americans and the global community as “boots on the ground” epidemiologists. CDC’s EIS officers respond to outbreaks of diseases and urgent public health threats by identifying the cause, rapidly implementing control measures, and collecting evidence to recommend how to prevent similar events in the future. Physicians, veterinarians, doctoral-level scientists, and allied healthcare professionals. 2 Years, paid March to May
Epidemiology *The Joint ID/EIS Fellowship offers a structured opportunity to expand public health and global health skills and leadership. Experiential training begins with an infectious disease fellowship (first cohort in July 2024) and continues with the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) fellowship (first cohort in July 2026). Infectious disease physicians 4 Years, paid March to July
Medical Toxicology *Emory/CDC Medical Toxicology Fellowship Hands-on training in public health, environmental health, and epidemiology, as well as clinical toxicology education. Fellows participate in international and domestic chemical-associated outbreak and public health investigations. Medical graduates who have or are able to obtain a medical license to practice in the US and who have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited primary residency 2 Years, paid July to October
Leadership Future Leaders in Infections and Global Health Threats (FLIGHT) is a CDC leadership program that prepares participants, known as FLIGHT officers, to address global public health threats. Physicians and veterinarians in the most recent graduating class of CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) 3 Years, paid September
OB/GYN Physicians The Gilstrap OBGYN
Fellowship is an opportunity to join the clinical practice of obstetrics and gynecology with public health by working with various groups at CDC.
Applicants must have a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic medicine degree, must have completed an obstetrics and gynecology residency within the last five years, and must be Board-eligible or Board-certified through ABOG at the time of employment. 1 year, renewal up to 2 years depending on funding Now through June 1
Laboratory *Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Program (LAMRP) Comprehensive training in laboratory animal medicine. Veterinary degree (DVM) 4 Years, paid October to December
General Interest *ORISE CDC Research Opportunities
Education experience to create expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health.
Undergraduates;graduate; post-master’s; doctoral; postdoctoral Varies, paid Varies
Global HIV/TB Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Global HIV & TB Mission of this fellowship program is to recruit, mentor, and train scientist-practitioners to conduct global HIV and TB research and to develop the translational and applied skills necessary to implement and support high-quality HIV and TB public health programs in global settings. Fellows will be trained to understand the underpinnings of interventional epidemiology and to prepare them for a career operating at the intersection of science and practice in global public health. Doctoral-level researchers (e.g., behavioral scientists, epidemiologists, social scientists, evaluators, educators, economists, anthropologists, or medical doctors with research training and/or experience) 2 Years, paid May-June
Research Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in HIV Prevention for Communities of Color Mission is to recruit, mentor, and train investigators to conduct domestic HIV and AIDS prevention research in communities of color. Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to design, conduct, and evaluate scientifically sound, culturally appropriate, HIV and AIDS prevention research activities in communities of color. Doctoral-level researchers, i.e., PhD, ScD, DrPH in behavioral sciences, social sciences, epidemiology, public health, or MD/MPH 2 Years, paid September to October

*Denotes fellowships offered in partnership with CDC

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