FETP-Advanced is a 2-year program of training and service for health professionals to learn and gain experience in applied epidemiology through supervised, on-the-job, competency- based training and service.
Since the establishment of the first FETP in Thailand in 1980, more than 50 programs with residents (or trainees) from 70 countries have been launched, resulting in more than 3,600 FETP graduates.
Typically, 20–25% of the 2 years is spent in the classroom. Training focuses on advanced surveillance, outbreak investigation, and epidemiologic methods; design (including protocol development), conduct, and analysis of a planned study of a priority health issue; and written and oral scienti c communication.
Residents perform these tasks as eld projects, including giving an oral presentation at a national or international scienti c conference and submitting a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
In countries that also o er FETP-Frontline- and/or FETP- Intermediate, residents in FETP-Advanced may mentor participants in the other two programs.
Residents who successfully complete the program receive a certificate of completion signed by MOH and CDC officials. In some countries, FETP residents may receive a Master’s degree in Public Health or Applied Epidemiology from an affiliated university.