To be considered for the CPFP, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Doctoral degree.
    • You must have an MD, PhD, JD or other doctoral degree in a related discipline (e.g., basic science, epidemiology, health services research, medicine, behavioral science, nursing, social science, nutrition, health education/health promotion, law, dentistry, statistics, geography, exercise science, or engineering).
    • Applicants currently enrolled in accredited doctoral degree programs that have not yet fulfilled all degree requirements will be considered for entry into the program, with the understanding that all requirements will be completed before the start of the CPFP. Assurance to this effect must be supplied in writing by the chair of the dissertation committee (e.g., Ph.D. candidates) or the dean of the school (e.g., M.D. candidates).
    • Foreign education must be comparable to that received in the United States.
  2. Prior postdoctoral experience.
    • You must have less than five years of relevant postdoctoral experience at the time of appointment.
  3. Citizenship.