The Nova Southeastern University’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-KPCOM) Correctional Medicine Fellowship Program, coordinated with Centurion Health, is a one-of-a-kind program dedicated to excellence in training, patient care, management, and policy making. The program provides diverse clinical training sites across various Florida correctional institutions with opportunities with frequent didactics and networking with national and international experts in this field. Our aim is that each graduating fellow will have the knowledge, clinical skills, and necessary expertise to serve as a physician executive to ensure humane and appropriate health care is delivered to incarcerated populations. Correctional medicine is a critical component of population health and public health. The faculty, staff, and fellows in the NSU-KPCOM Correctional Medicine Fellowship Program are making a difference in the lives they touch, as well as the State of Florida.
During the year-long training, fellows will participate in evidence-based, patient-centered care of patients in both adult male and female prisons, as well as in-patient care at the flagship correctional hospital in Lake Butler. The Fellows will assess and treat patients with a wide range of chronic diseases, infectious diseases, trauma, and psychiatric disorders and will gain a full understanding of what holistic, integrated health care can offer patients toward rehabilitation.
Learning activities will include supervised clinical experience, mentoring by leading experts in the field, interdisciplinary didactics, and self-directed learning, including opportunities to present at national conferences.
John P. May, MD FACP
Correctional Medicine Fellowship Program Director
Chief Medical Officer, Centurion Health