Additional Student Opportunities

CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Program

The CDC EIS Program is a unique two-year, post-graduate program of service and on-the-job training for health professionals in the practice of epidemiology. Every year, 70-80 people are selected and assigned to CDC or state/local health department positions. EIS officers conduct epidemiogical investigations, research, and public health surveillance nationally and internationally. During the two-year training program, EIS officers are employees of the CDC and receive a salary and benefits. Selected health professionals must be willing to commit to a two-year full-time program starting in July and be willing to relocate. Read an interview with CAPT Douglas Hamilton, the director of the EIS and a Commissioned Corps officer since 1987, to hear how his team was used as the model for the movie 'Contagion.'

U.S. Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy

The U.S. Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy was founded in 1971 to produce active duty, commissioned physical therapists for the United States uniformed services, including the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS). Prospective students who are interested in becoming commissioned officers in the Commissioned Corps may contact the Regional U.S. Army Health Care Recruiting Counselor in their geographical area. The contacts can be found on the U.S. Army-Baylor University Web site.

U.S. Army Interservice Physician Assistant Program (IPAP)

The U.S Army offers well qualified officers, warrant officers, enlisted soldiers, and ROTC Cadets an incredible educational opportunity to become a Physician Assistant (PA) through the IPAP located at the AMEDD Center & School, Fort Sam Houston, TX. The Army trains approximately 150 soldiers a year alongside candidates from the Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, U.S. Army Reserve, National Guard, and U.S. Public Health Service. Graduates earn a Masters degree from the University of Nebraska and receive a commission as a 1LT in the Army Medical Specialist Corps. For more information and to learn how apply, please visit the U.S. Army IPAP Web site.