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Notice to Readers: Epidemic Intelligence Service Application Deadline --- September 15, 2007

The Epidemic Intelligence Service (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 have 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:

  • Physicians with >1 year of clinical training
  • Persons with a doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, the social or behavioral sciences, natural sciences, or the nutrition sciences
  • Dentists, physician assistants, and nurses with a master of public health (MPH) or equivalent degree
  • Veterinarians with an MPH or equivalent degree or relevant public health experience

Applications are being accepted for the July 2008--June 2010 EIS program. Deadline for submitting application materials is September 15, 2007. Application information and EIS program details are available at, by telephone (404-498-6110), or via e-mail (

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Date last reviewed: 7/26/2007


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