Mount Sinai-CDC Fellowship

The Mount Sinai-CDC Fellowship is a unique opportunity for medical students at the Icahn School of Medicine to spend a scholarly year at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. Through close mentorship by a senior CDC officer, the program provides students with a chance to collaborate on several CDC research projects and programmatic work. Multiple ongoing educational opportunities and events are accessible to students throughout the year, such as Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer presentations, CDC grand rounds, the annual EIS conference, and MPH-level classes at Emory University taught by CDC officers.

Through a competitive application process, up to two medical students are selected each year. Students are expected to spend a minimum of 11 months at the CDC. Applications are available early spring.

This opportunity is available to medical students who have completed their third year at the Icahn School of Medicine. Preference will be given to students with:

  • Demonstrated interest in Public Health
  • Demonstrated maturity to handle unforeseen situations and act with diplomacy
  • Experience working in under-resourced settings a plus, but not required
  • Flexibility with regard to work assignments
  • Foreign language fluency a plus, especially French
  • Proactive attitude with the ability to follow through

For more information about the Mount Sinai-CDC Fellowship, contact the Global Health Education team.