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.
|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
|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|
email icon Contact the PMR/F program if you have any questions about the PMR/F application process.