Classes commenced on Monday 10 March 2014 for the newly recruited Nigeria FELTP Cohort VI. With this sixth cohort, the program has to date admitted 208 residents since its inception in 2008. After successfully recruiting over 100 residents into the 5 cohorts in the last 5 years, NFELTP advertised for its 6th cohort in December 2013. The selection committee which consisted of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMA&RD), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), University of Ibadan (UI), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Nigeria) and African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)) convened in a national selection on 4th December 2013. The process consisted of a screening exercise, a written exam and oral interviews for each of the shortlisted applicant.