Epidemiologist Pre-Interview Questionnaire

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Epidemiologist Pre-Interview Questionnaire Please provide responses to the questions below. If you are selected for an in-person interview, we may discuss these items further. 1. Why are you interested in working in the field of public health? a. Please describe what inspired you to select epidemiology as your career of choice - During my medical school in India, I learned about infectious diseases and also saw how we were still fighting with preventable infections. It inspired me to work in the field of public health especially epidemiology where I will be able to learn more about how to prevent the diseases and its spread as well as data analysis. b. Why did you apply for this position at DuPage County Health Department? Since…show more content…
Communicable diseases – During clinical rotation and medical school, learned about the communicable diseases (eg. Tuberculosis) and their treatment. At University of Illinois at Chicago, took infectious disease epidemiology course and learned more about Hepatitis B & C, HIV history, its spread and control measures. Volunteered in Oral Polio Vaccination program in India, where I had an opportunity to give vaccine to children and educate parents and spread awareness about the polio vaccine. Currently, being a part of quality improvement project, working close with health care staff of nursing homes and long term acute care hospitals, to reduce the prevalence of CRE bacteria. Also, collecting data and analyzing it to see the improvements in infection control measures. b. Non-communicable diseases – During clinical rotation and medical school, learned about the non-communicable diseases, its prevention and treatment. At University of Illinois at Chicago, took chronic diseases epidemiology course and learned more about cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases such as
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