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CDC Epidemiology Elective Program (EEP) - Spring 2024 Rotations

The Epidemiology Elective Program (EEP) introduces medical and veterinary students to applied epidemiology and public health. Students learn by gaining hands-on experience and mentorship from subject matter experts in public health. This program offers assignments during 6- or 8-week rotation periods based at CDC, other federal agencies, and state, Tribal, local, and territorial health departments. More than 2,100 medical and veterinary students have completed EEP since its inception in 1975.
Students are eligible to apply if they are currently enrolled full-time in an accredited medical or veterinary school based within the United States and have at last 2 years completed by July 2023. Every effort is made to place students in an assignment that provides experience in leadership and in a preferred public health topic area that aligns with their career goals. Most schools award academic course credit for participation in EEP.
Assignments may involve:
  • conducting surveillance of a disease, injury, or other health condition,
  • collecting and analyzing health data to identify new risk factors for disease,
  • evaluating the effectiveness of program prevention strategies to help inform future implementation,
  • assisting CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officers and other public health professionals to investigate an outbreak, and
  • contributing to scientific reports, publications, guidelines, and communication materials.

Tentative Rotation Schedule
  • Rotation A: January 8–February 16, 2024 (6 weeks)
  • Rotation B: January 8–March 1, 2024 (8 weeks)
  • Rotation C: March 18–April 26, 2024 (6 weeks)
  • Rotation D: March 18–May 10, 2024 (8 weeks)

EEP has partnered with the CDC Foundation to provide several awards annually to EEP graduates who have demonstrated commitments to global health, public health, or One Health through their EEP assignments. EEP graduates may submit proposals after completing their EEP rotation. Learn more about the CDC-Hubert Global Health Award and the Pappaioanou Veterinary Public Health and Applied Epidemiology Award.