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Correctional Medicine Fellowship

Welcome to Nova Southeastern University's Correctional Medicine Fellowship program, coordinated in partnership with Centurion Health. This graduate medical education program offers a unique opportunity for physicians to gain experience and expertise in the specialized field of correctional medicine. Explore the following sections to learn about affiliated sites, fellowship details, application process, curriculum, eligibility, and more.

Curriculum Requirements

The Correctional Medicine Fellowship is a one-year program leading to board eligibility for AOA board certification. The training includes:

  • Supervised clinical experience in acute and chronic settings in jails/prisons
  • Medicolegal experiences and responsibilities
  • Quality management and review
  • Mortality review management and control

Qualifications and Eligibility

To be considered for the Correctional Medicine (CM) Fellowship program sponsored by the NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

To be eligible, applicants must have graduated from one of the following:

  • A medical school in the United States or Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
  • A college of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOACOCA)
  • A medical school outside of the United States or Canada, with additional qualifications:
    • Hold a valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) before appointment
    • Hold a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States licensing jurisdiction where the ACGME-accredited program is located

For eligibility in NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine 12-month CM Fellowship program, applicants must possess the following:

  • One year of Graduate Medical Education Residency experience, involving:
    • Successful completion of at least 12 months of clinical education in a residency program
    • A minimum of 10 months dedicated to direct patient care in both inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Prerequisite Residency Education:
    • All required residency clinical education for entry into the CM Fellowship must be from:
      • ACGME-accredited residency programs.
      • AOA-approved residency programs.
      • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)-accredited or College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)-accredited residency programs in Canada.
      • Residency programs with ACGME International (ACGME-I) Advanced Specialty Accreditation.
  • Competency Verification:
    • The College of Osteopathic Medicine requires verification of each fellow’s competency in the required clinical field.
      • Verification is obtained through ACGME, CanMEDS, or ACGME-I Milestones evaluations from the prior training program, submitted upon entry into the CM Fellowship.
You must be able to demonstrate spoken, auditory, reading, and writing proficiency in the English language.
You must be able to meet, with or without reasonable accommodation, all duties and responsibilities as described in our policies and procedures.
You must be able to provide proof of legal employment status (e.g., birth certificate, passport, naturalization papers, valid Visa, etc.).

Interview and Selection Process

  • GME Fellowship Application Form
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Official Medical School Transcript
  • ECFMG Status Report (for graduates of foreign medical schools)

Only applicants who have submitted all required documents will be invited for interviews. Other criteria may be determined during the interview process. 

During the interview, applicants may be asked to complete a writing exercise to evaluate writing skills, including the ability to organize information, content development, and grammatical skills.

Applicants must submit all requested documents to the NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine's Office of Graduate Medical Education before the start of the Correctional Medicine Fellowship training.

Delays in information submission may result in a delay of the Fellow’s start date or retraction of the offered position.

Sample Contract 

Affiliated Sites

Experience hands-on learning in our fellowship program as you engage with diverse clinical settings at various correctional facilities. Your time at each affiliated training site will vary from four to 10 weeks, tailored to institutional needs and clinical focus. Affiliated sites include:

CFRC is a male reception center that is one of three such centers operated by the Florida Department of Corrections. The center primarily deals with intake health screenings, medical and mental health evaluations, infirmary care, special needs, and chronic disease management.
LCI is located in Ocala, FL, and is the largest female prison facility in the US. It offers all security levels from work camp to death row and focuses on women's health, prenatal care, substance use disorder, and preventive care.
Located in Lake Butler, Florida, the Reception and Medical Center is a hospital within the Florida Department of Corrections focusing on inpatient management, oncology services, dialysis, surgical center, specialty services, and palliative care.
Level V state prison for men. LCI is a Department of Corrections facility with a current capacity of approximately 1,100 adult offenders housed in a mix of security levels, including community, minimum, medium, closed, and maximum. The focus is on mental health management, forensic sciences, and re-entry planning. Prisoners may attend substance abuse programs, anger management courses, and various life skills classes.
A male prison facility for the Florida Department of Corrections with a focus on sick call management, triage, and chronic disease management.
Located in Daytona Beach, FL, the Volusia County Jail facility offers daily admissions and releases, a clinical focus on disease screening, triage, alcohol and drug withdrawal management, medication-assisted treatment, and infirmary management and care.

Salary and Benefits

Explore the Salary and Benefits page for detailed information on compensation and perks.

Correctional Medicine Fellowship Application

If you're interested in applying for NSU's one-year Correctional Medicine Fellowship, please complete one of the applications below:

Contact Us

If you have any specific questions regarding the application questions or the fellowship, please contact the Program Director, Dr. May at

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