More about the Program
To provide medical and veterinary students with a population health experience in an international setting.
Fellows receive a $4,000 stipend to help pay for travel and living expenses while on the field assignment. Fellows are responsible for any additional costs.
The CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship pays for:
- Travel expenses to the CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship Short Course in Atlanta, Georgia
- Field assignment travel and living expenses up to $4,000
Fellows on field assignments must pay for any expense over $4,000. These costs include, but are not limited to:
- Airline tickets
- Visa fees
- Room and board
Applicants are strongly encouraged to investigate costs before applying to the program.
Participants learn through hands-on experience working on a priority health problem in a developing country, and are mentored by experienced CDC staff. Most schools award course credit for the fellowship.
The year-long fellowship starts in July and is divided into three phases (fellowship experiences may vary):
Phase 1: At Your School
Fellows complete fellowship activities while attending school.
- Complete assignments and readings related to their field assignment
- Regularly communicate with supervisors
- Complete online courses
- Attend a 4-day CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship Short Course in August in Atlanta, Georgia.
Phase 2: In the Field
Fellows travel to their field assignment in a developing country.
- Conduct fieldwork under the mentorship of a supervisor
- Complete a mid-project report
Phase 3: At Your School
Fellows return to school after their field assignment and complete the fellowship.
- Complete a final report
- Complete an evaluation
CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship Short Course
Fellows are required to attend a 4-day CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship Short Course at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
Applicants may indicate a preference for up to five field assignments. Fellows are assigned to one field assignment in a developing country (Phase 2) between September and June of their fellowship year.
Review the assignments 2016–2017 Assignment Opportunities [PDF - 20 pages] . Note that each assignment specifies the dates and required skills and languages.
Past assignments included
- Health outcome evaluation of home drinking water treatment and storage methods, Guatemala
- Review of antiretroviral therapy in private practice, Kenya
- Study of the epidemiology of Lassa Fever, rural Guinea, West Africa
- Development of surveillance systems for surgical site infections, antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in a tertiary surgical center, Hanoi, Vietnam
- Page last reviewed: November 29, 2016
- Page last updated: November 29, 2016
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