Originally posted by Amy
BTW, I like your sig, DW.
My sister is currently an APHL fellow. She's pre-PhD (not MD), but they also have a 2-year track for people with MDs. She absolutely adores her job, and she gets to see, do, and take the lead on some pretty cool stuff. You can opt to work either at the CDC in Atlanta, or various state public health labs all over the country.
I'd check out the APHL fellowship. The 1-year track (which she is doing) is also a great idea for someone who wants to take a year off between finishing UG coursework and starting medical school.
I know this is an old thread, but I'm bumping it with some more questions.
After talking with family members who work for the federal government, I think I'd really like to work for the CDC after residency. The benefits listed on their site look pretty good and I'm hoping to be able to travel a lot (international and national) while employed there.
DW do you have any advice on applying? How competitive is it?
To DW or anyone else: How often would a new Medical Officer be able to travel? Do they have benefits that help you pay off student loans? I'm a female, so I shouldn't have to worry about being drafted right?
Also, I've been looking on the site for summer internship/employment, so I can get a feel for how the CDC runs. Do they offer summer programs that involve traveling?
ETA: The "Summer Internship/Employment" would be for the break between MI and MII.