Epidemiology Elective Program

Atlanta, GA

Inpatient and outpatient

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Covid-19 Immediate Staffing

The Epidemiology Elective Program (EEP) introduces medical and veterinary students to applied epidemiology, public health, and global health. Students learn by gaining hands-on experience and mentorship from CDC subject matter experts. This program offers assignments during 6- or 8-week rotation periods largely based at CDC in Atlanta, Georgia.

Students are eligible to apply if they are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited medical or veterinary school and have completed 2 years of coursework. Every effort is made to place students in an assignment that provides leadership experience that aligns with their career goals and preferred public health topic area. Most schools award course credit for participation in EEP.

EEP students may conduct surveillance of disease, injury or other health conditions, analyze health data to identify new risk factors for disease, assist CDC disease detectives and other public health professionals in the field to investigate an outbreak, contribute to CDC publications and guidelines of major public health importance.


Direct hire positions are pre-vetted by Doximity and allow streamlined access to phone screens for qualified candidates.

Posted February 19, 2021