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California Epidemiologic Investigation Service Fellowship Program

California Epidemiologic Investigation Service (Cal-EIS) is a one or two-year program for promising but green epidemiologists to gain hands-on experience working with an epidemiologist preceptor in either local or state health departments in California.

Established in 1989 in response to the California Conference of Local Health Officers' need to employ qualified epidemiologists in California's health departments, Cal-EIS provides one year of training in applied epidemiology for epidemiologists who have recently graduated from a Master's degree program. Occasionally, there is the opportunity to extend the Fellowship for a second year.

Cal-EIS takes pride in public health workforce training. It is a unique program; very few states have a training program designed to train Master's-level epidemiologists.

This program and website are supported by the Preventive Health Services Block Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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