New for 2010, the Latino Medical Student Association-Northeast has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to publicize exciting training, research, and job opportunities for medical students and residents.
- Main CDC Employment and Training Link
- CDC Fellowship Programs
Key opportunities for High School Students/Undergraduates/Medical Students/Health Sciences Students/Residents
- Medical Students: The CDC Experience
The CDC Experience Applied Epidemiology Fellowship is for medical students who have completed their second or third year of medical school. This 10 to 12 month fellowship provides training through hands-on experiences in applied epidemiology and public health.The fellowship is held at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia and begins in August. Fellows receive a stipend for living expenses.
- Medical Students: Senior Medical and Veterinary Student Epidemiology Elective
The Epidemiology Elective Program (Epi Elective) is a 6 to 8 week rotation for senior medical and veterinary students sponsored by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Participants have an opportunity to learn while working with CDC epidemiologists to solve real-world public health problems. This is an important elective for medical and veterinary students interested in combining public health with their medical careers. It will open their eyes to the impact that epidemiology has on improving the public health in the U.S. and globally and perhaps get them interested in applying for the Epidemic Intelligence Service which they are eligible for after completing their first year of internship training and obtaining a medical license. (see below)
- Undergraduates/Medical Students/Residents: Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
The Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Laboratory Fellowship Program, sponsored by The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) and CDC, trains and prepares scientists for careers in public health laboratories and supports public health initiatives related to infectious disease research. The EID Advanced Laboratory Training Fellowship is a one-year program designed for bachelor's or master's level scientists, with emphasis on the practical application of technologies, methodologies and practices related to emerging infectious diseases. The EID Laboratory Research Fellowship is a two-year program designed for doctoral level (PhD, MD or DVM) scientists to conduct high-priority research in infectious diseases.
- Medical Students/Health Sciences Students: Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Disease Fellowship Program
The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Disease Fellowship Program provides educational and experiential opportunities for racial and ethnic minority medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, and public health graduate students in a broad array of public health activities. Ferguson Fellows are engaged for eight weeks in a rigorous program of public health research and/or intervention, which they summarize in a scientific presentation at the end of the session. Ferguson Fellows' travel and housing expenses are paid, and they receive a stipend for the summer.
- Undergraduates/Medical Students/Health Sciences Students: Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Internship
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program (HNIP) program recruits students for paid summer and semester-long internships at federal agencies and private corporations in Washington, D.C., and throughout the country. These ten and fifteen-week internship programs give students direct experience in a myriad of careers in the federal and corporate sectors. Any student currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or professional level degree program may apply, though students must meet certain criteria in order to be eligible for the program.
- High School Students/Undergraduates/Medical Students/Health Sciences Students: Student Summer Employment Program
The Student Summer Employment Program provides training and work experience for individuals during summer months. The work ranges from office support to trades and labor occupations to positions in professional fields. Eligibility: Students must meet the following eligibility requirements to participate in the Student Summer Employment Program: Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a diploma, certificate, or degree-seeking student. Verification showing enrollment status is required from the school. Meet the minimum age required by federal, state, or local laws and standards governing the employment of minors. Taking or scheduled to take a course load at least half-time in an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional school. Pay and Benefits: Students in the Student Summer Employment Program receive a competitive salary, but are not eligible for federal benefits.Student employment opportunities are announced January through March of each year at http://www.studentjobs.gov/employment. Visit the Web site beginning in January for more information on applying for summer employment with CDC.
- Medical Students: The CDC Experience