FELTP Pakistan Admission 9th Cohort Field Epidemiology Laboratory Training Programme

FELTP Pakistan Admission 9th Cohort Field Epidemiology Laboratory Training Programme

FELTP Pakistan Admission 9th Cohort Field Epidemiology Laboratory Training Programme

FELTP Pakistan Admission 9th Cohort Field Epidemiology Laboratory Training Programme


Field Epidemiology & Laboratory Training Program

Your single decision could save

“One” Life working as a Doctor

But you could save

“Hundreds” of lives working as a Field Epidemiologist (Disease Detective)

Admission in 9th Cohort of the Field Epidemiology & Laboratory Training Programme (FELTP)

FELTP Pakistan is a collaborative initiative of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, the Pakistan’s National Institute of Health (Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination), and other institutional partners. CDC works alongside ministries of health (60 at this time) to establish field epidemiology training programs modeled after CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service.

•    FELTPs produce actionable information to detect and monitor disease outbreaks

•    Use science to determine public health policy and programming

•    FETLPs also help countries meet their core capacity requirements for surveillance and response under the revised International Health Regulations (IHR, 2005)

Training Model:

•    Learning by doing: a concept that is analogous to a medical residency in which physicians acquire on-the-job experience by learning and practicing the necessary skills to become capable clinicians

•    Only 20-25 percent of time in the classroom

•    Other 75-80 percent of their time is spent in Diseases Surveillance Units (DSRU) established at each Director General Health Services Office, where residents “learn by doing”.

•    On successful completion of the course, certificate will be awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Atlanta, USA.

To induct 9th cohort of the prospective Field Epidemiologist; the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination invites applications from medical doctors (both male and female) for admission in 2-years specialized “Field Epidemiology & Laboratory Training Programme” being conducted at the National Institute of Health, Islamabad.

•    Successful candidates shall undergo an extensive 4 weeks “Disease Surveillance & Outbreak Response Course” including a field exercise

•    Based on their performance in the said course, fellows shall be selected for two-year training which includes 02 months contact session in Islamabad

•    Followed by on-the-job mentoring in the respective DSRU at Provincial Director General Health Services Offices

Eligibility Criteria:

1.     Applicants should be on the regular strength of the Federal Health Institutions or Provincial Health Departments of Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, AJK and FATA. The contract staff likely to serve the public sector for at
least five years is also eligible for admission but project staff paid by non-govemmental agencies like WHO, is not eligible.

2.    MBBS or equivalent qualification duly recognized by PMDC with minimum 02 years experience in public health. Candidates having postgraduate qualification in public health will be preferred.

3.    Age below 45 years on the closing date of applications.

4.    Computer skills: Ability to operate window-based system and experience with spreadsheet, data management and word processing.

5.    Physical ability and willingness to move rapidly as and when needed for field investigation and outbreak response.

Complete terms and conditions are available at respective DG Health Services Offices

Method of Application:

1.    Candidates should apply directly to their provincial health departments (Director General Health’s Services Office) with a two page CV, NOC from their department and single page covering letter addressing all admission requirements. Candidates from the federal institutions need to send their applications through proper channel to the Executive Director National Institute of Health/ Director FELTP, Islamabad.

2.    Applications (complete in all respects) should reach to respective Director General’s office by 26th February 2016 with an advance copy to the FELTP Office, National Institute of Health, Islamabad. However, applications not received through proper channel will not be processed for final admission.

Selection Procedure:

1.    Final decision regarding selection of the candidates rests with the selection committee and use of any undue influence will disqualify the candidate from applying to the program for next three years

2.    Successful short-listed candidates will attend a four week course on Surveillance and Outbreak Response starting from 28th March 2016.

3.    Final selection for two year certificate programme will be based on performance in four weeks course.

4.    FELTP Pakistan will not pay any TA/DA but accommodation on shared basis and meals for out of station candidates will be provided in Islamabad during the training sessions only.

5.    FELTP will provide text books and study materials

For additional information/ queries please send an email to feltp.pak@gmail.com or

check more details at http://feltp.webs.com/


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