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Epidemiology Elective Program

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention invites medical and veterinary students to apply to the 2018-19 Epidemiology Elective Program (EEP) for a 6- or 8- week rotation.

What is EEP?
The Epidemiology Elective Program (EEP) trains medical and veterinary students in applied epidemiology, public health, and global health. Students that have completed two years of medical/veterinary training learn by hands-on experience and mentorship by CDC subject matter experts. This program offers assignments during 6- or 8-week rotation periods largely based at CDC in Atlanta, Georgia.

Student clinicians:

  • Learn applied epidemiology while investigating real-world public health problems
  • Gain hands on experience in CDC responses to infectious disease outbreaks, natural disasters, chronic diseases, and poor access to healthcare
  • Contribute to CDC publications and guidelines of major public health importance
  • Work alongside CDC subject matter experts

How do students apply?
Submit an application online between Feb. 1 and March 30, 2018

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CUPID Summer Translational Oncology Program

The CUPID Summer Translational Oncology Program is 10-week NCI-funded laboratory-based research experience designed to introduce medical students to oncology. The program is jointly administered by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHU), Indiana University School of Medicine (IU), and Ohio State University College of Medicine. The mission of this program is to address the impending shortage of practicing oncologists within the U.S., and to cultivate an interest in cancer treatment and research among medical students who have not yet fully defined their career plans.

Students who are interested in both research and health care disparities, and who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to community service are invited to apply.

Students must have completed their first year at an accredited US medical school or in a U.S. territory by the time the program starts May 29, 2018, and be academically in good standing. Students may select to direct their application to one site or all three sites on their application. In the latter case, students will be assigned to a site on the basis of availability. It is anticipated that admission will be highly competitive.

Medical University of South Carolina Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Student Program

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has a longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion among its students, residents, staff and faculty. The College of Medicine’s Diversity Mission is to “Create an environment that fosters cultural understanding, cultural competency and opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds.” Based on this mission, one of its goals is to increase racial and ethnic diversity reflecting the general population of South Carolina. To this end, it sponsors the MUSC Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Student Program which provides financial support to 4th-year students attending a U.S. medical school who are from backgrounds that are underrepresented in medicine including Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American/Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.

The program includes a 4-week clinical rotation (elective or externship/sub-I) at MUSC, as well as a stipend to offset the costs of travel and housing in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina.

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