Application Information

Physicians seeking board certification in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health should apply for the Preventive Medicine Residency while veterinarians, nurses, or other health professionals with an MPH should apply for the Fellowship.

PMR/F participants are selected from among highly qualified applicants drawn to public health and interested in developing their leadership and management skills in an experiential learning environment as evidenced by:

It is desirable that PMR/F applicants have applied epidemiology experience similar to that of a tier-2 mid-level epidemiologist according to CDC’s competencies for applied epidemiologists in governmental public health agenciesexternal icon. If applicants are not an EIS alum, in the application they will be asked to describe their applied epidemiology experience (500 word limit for each area).

  • A demonstrated interest in public health work through the course selection in their academic transcripts, research or dissertation (if applicable), and prior experiences with governmental or  nongovernmental public health agencies
  • Varied experiences in applied epidemiology in different topical areas and geographic placements in the U.S.
  • A record of high academic achievement, teamwork, innovation, and leadership

Applicants to either the Residency or Fellowship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Be willing to commit to a 12- or 24-month full-time training program
  • Attend orientation in Atlanta, Georgia, in July
  • Relocate for their assignments. Individuals with prior experience at a state or local health department will be assigned to a CDC location. Individuals with prior experience at the federal level will be assigned to a state or local health department.

Program Matrix

PMR/F 24-month Residency ABPM Certification PMR/F 24-month Residency seeking MPH and ABPM Certification PMR/F 12-month Residency ABPM Certification PMR/F 12-month Fellowship PH-TIPP 12-month ABPM Certification PH-TIPP 12-month  Fellowship
Funding source PMR/F or CDC-based host site funded PMR/F or CDC-based host site funded PMR/F or CDC-based host site funded PMR/F or CDC-based host site funded Self-or Employer funded Self-or Employer funded
MPH or Equivalent from CEPH-accredited program
Physicians (MD, DO, MDDS)
Completed 1 year of training at an ACGME-accredited residency in U.S.
Completed 2+ years of training at an ACGME-accredited residency in U.S.
PhD (in a Public Health field of study)
Applied to / Accepted to U.S. Public Health Service at time of application Optional Required Optional Optional Optional Optional
Matches to host sites that propose projects after acceptance
Applies with a host site and defined projects
Demonstrated Experience in Applied Epidemiology
Demonstrated Experience in Program Administration
Demonstrated Experience in Grant Proposal and Evaluation Development
Active unrestricted license in specialty

• Indicates all applicants must meet these criteria to apply for the program indicated in the column

Key Deadlines and Decision Dates
Preventive Medicine Residency and Fellowship (PMR/F) Class of 2017 Deadlines and Decision Dates

July 1 Application opens
August 31 Application period closes at 11:59 p.m. (EDT).
All applications and supporting materials must be received by the deadline.
Late applications will not be considered
Early September PMR/F program staff review applications
Middle of September Selected applicants invited to interview
Late September through Early October Candidate interviews and selection
Late October Candidates notified of acceptance
July 1 Month-long Orientation in Atlanta, GA

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