Becoming an FETP Accreditation Reviewer

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Overview

TEPHINET's FETP Accreditation Reviewers evaluate FETP accreditation applications, examine evidence provided by the programs, conduct site visits as part of an Accreditation Review Team (ART), prepare reports, and make recommendations to the Global Accrediting Body regarding a program's accreditation status.

FETP Accreditation Reviewer is a voluntary, unpaid position, but all travel costs related to the fulfillment of reviewer responsibilities are covered in kind by TEPHINET. TEPHINET selects reviewers for each accreditation cycle by evaluating reviewer qualifications against several criteria, including:

  • Meeting basic reviewer eligibility requirements (as listed below)
  • Language proficiency
  • Availability during review period
  • Diversity of review teams (in terms of region, gender, years of experience, etc.)
  • Freedom from known conflicts of interest

Basic requirements to become an FETP Accreditation Reviewer:

  • Has 10+ years of field epidemiology and public health experience
  • Is an FETP graduate
  • Has no conflict of interest with the FETP they’re reviewing
  • Is willing to complete reviewer trainings and refresher courses
  • Has excellent oral and written communication skills in English and the language of the FETP under review
  • Is available to complete the document reviews and site visit

Benefits of Serving

Serving as an FETP Accreditation Reviewer has many benefits, including, but not limited, to the following:

  • Serving at the forefront of accreditation and ensuring increased global health systems capacity, higher quality and integrity of competency-based epidemiology training and delivery of essential public health services
  • Learning "best practices" from peer institutions
  • Professional development
  • Gaining the experience of being an accreditation reviewer, which is valuable for you and your institution
  • Working closely with and getting to know other applied epidemiology practitioners, TEPHINET programs, and staff around the globe

How to Apply

If you are interested in becoming an FETP Accreditation Reviewer, please complete the TEPHINET Accreditation Reviewer Interest Form at this link.

TEPHINET will accept reviewer interest forms on a rolling basis, and you may submit a form at any time. However, in order to be considered for a reviewer position for the 2018 Accreditation Cycle, you should apply by April 1, 2018. Please note that applying does not mean you will be called on to participate. TEPHINET will store your information in a database of potential reviewers and will contact you if an opportunity arises which matches your skills.