An International Experience With CDC


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I entered the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) through the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), a 2-year fellowship run by CDC and designed to give practical field epidemiology experience to future public health practitioners who will work at international, national, state, and local levels. I had done some international work, mainly family practice, during medical school in Scotland and Ireland, and had traveled extensively through Southeast Asia. Before entering CDC, I had a great desire to work in an international health setting.