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Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Type of Institution US Government Agency
Director Nathaniel Powell, DVM, MPH, DACLAM
Address 1600 Clifton Rd NE
MS G 28
Atlanta, GA 30329
Who to Contact Yvonne M. Reed. PhD
Contact Email ymr1@cdc.gov
Contact Phone (404) 639-3347
Contact Fax (404) 639-1388
How long are the rotations? 2 weeks
When do rotations start? Monthly
Prerequisites Current Negative TB Test Current Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) Current Respiratory Fit Test (if not available to the student, the fit test can be performed at CDC with current proof of a successful PFT)
How many trainees at one time? 1
Salary 00.00
Benefits NA
Availability of housing Not provided
Overview of the program Under the CDC Student Work Experience Program (SWEP), the Comparative Medicine Branch (CMB) externship (preceptorship) program provides the veterinary student with hands-on lab animal medicine experience within a biomedical research setting. The extern will perform all duties of a clinical veterinarian under the supervision of the senior clinical veterinarians and veterinary residents.
Other comments This is a non-salaried position not to exceed two weeks. Interested students may contact Dr. Yvonne Reed to lock-in available dates. All required paperwork must be filled out, signed, and submitted to the CMB contact person at least 6 weeks before the externship is due to begin.