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Eligibility & Selection

What you’ll need

Applicants must meet the following qualifications for appointment to the Correctional Medicine (CM) Fellowship program sponsored by KPCOM:

  1. Graduation from a medical school in the United States or Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) OR graduation from a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOACOCA) OR graduation from a medical school outside of the United States or Canada, and meeting one of the following additional qualifications:
    • hold a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) prior to appointment
    • hold a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States licensing jurisdiction in which the ACGME-accredited program is located.
  2. One year of a Graduate Medical Education Residency experience including:
    • Fellows entering KPCOM’s 12-month CM Fellowship program must have successfully completed at least 12 months of clinical education in a residency program, including at least 10 months of direct patient care in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
    • All prerequisite residency clinical education required for initial entry into the CM Fellowship program must have been completed in an ACGME-accredited residency program or an AOA-approved residency program, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)-accredited or College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)-accredited residency programs located in Canada, or in residency programs with ACGME International (ACGME-I) Advanced Specialty Accreditation. :
    • Additionally, the KPCOM Office of GME must receive verification of each fellow’s level of competency in the required clinical field using ACGME, CanMEDS, or ACGME-I Milestones evaluations from the prior training program upon entry into the CM Fellowship.
  3. Ability to demonstrate spoken, auditory, reading, and writing proficiency in the English language.
  4. Be able to meet, with or without reasonable accommodation, all duties and responsibilities as described in our policy and procedure.
  5. Proof of legal employment status (i.e. birth certificate, passport, naturalization papers, valid Visa, etc.).
  6. Other criteria may be determined during the interview process.


  1. Only applicants who have submitted all required documents to the Office of Graduate Medical Education will be invited for interviews. The required documents include:
    • GME Fellowship Application Form
    • Letters of Recommendation
    • Personal Statement
    • Official Medical School Transcript
    • ECFMG Status Report (for graduates of foreign medical schools)
  2. During the interview, the applicant may be asked to complete a writing exercise that will provide information on the applicant’s writing skills, including the ability to organize information, content development, and grammatical skills.


Applicants must submit all requested documents to the NSU KPCOM Office of GME prior to the start of the Correctional Medicine Fellowship training. Any delays in information submission may result in a delay of the Fellow’s start date or retraction of the offered position.

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Salary and Benefits

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