Type of InstitutionUS Government Agency
DirectorNathaniel Powell, DVM, MPH, DACLAM
Address1600 Clifton Rd, H23-2, Atlanta, GA 30333
Who to ContactKristin Mayfield
Contact Emailkmayfield@cdc.gov
Contact Phone(404) 639-1753
Contact Fax
How long are the rotations?2 -4 weeks
When do rotations start?Monthly

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?

up to 2
Availability of housingNot 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 commentsThis is a non-salaried position not to exceed four weeks. Interested students may contact Kristin Mayfield 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.