Fellowship

ACCP Fellowship

The ACCP promotes professional excellence as well the highest ideals and ethical standards in the provision of health services to those who are incarcerated. Through our fellowship certification, we recognize those members whose service to the profession exceed the duties of routine care.
 
Fellowship applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis by the Fellowship Committee. The recommendations of the committee are presented to the Board of Directors for final approval. Applicants are notified of the committee’s action immediately following the directors’ meeting. If approved, newly designated fellows will receive a certificate indicating their status and may begin using the designation of FACCP.
  
 
A non-refundable application fee of $50 must accompany the application. Upon election to fellowship a one-time initiation fee of $250 is assessed. As this is an honorary title recognizing a person’s contribution to the field and because these contributions do not diminish with time, the distinction of Fellow is valid so long as the individual’s membership in the ACCP remains current.  The application fee is waived for previous, failed applicants.

 
Fellowship Criteria

 

Practice of Correctional Medicine

At the time of application, the candidate must be actively involved in correctional medicine, including direct patient care or administration, for remuneration or on a volunteer basis. A candidate should document at least:

Three (3) years of full-time correctional medicine experience, or

 

6,000 practice hours in correctional medicine, cumulatively, over a 6-year period.

Additional consideration will be given for additional years or hours.

Board Certification

The candidate must be board certified in an applicable field (e.g., internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics, psychiatry, emergency medicine, surgery). If not Board Certified, this requirement may be waived on a case-by-case basis, based on exemplary service to the field of correctional medicine.

Continuing Medical Education

A candidate shall document CME hours earned during the previous 3-year period, with a portion of these hours (at least 30) in corrections-related or ACCP-approved courses. Additional consideration will be give for additional hours.

Correctional Medicine Activities

A candidate must document participation in at least four of the activities listed below, demonstrating a commitment to correctional medicine.

 

 Publication of an article relating to correctional health in a journal.

 

 Presentation at a correctional medicine meeting, other national or regional
 meeting, or to peers regarding correctional medicine.

 

 Teaching related to correctional medicine at the graduate level (e.g.,
 college students, medical students, residents, fellows).

 

 Participation in the development of programs or standards beyond the scope
 of current employment (e.g., CQI programs or practice standards, participation
 in statewide coordination programs).

 

 Surveyor or consultant with NCCHC, ACA, JCAHO, etc.

 

 Acting as a Court Monitor for a correctional facility or department.

 

 Significant correctional health care administrative duties, e.g., medical director,
 assistant medical director, regional medical director.

 

 Position of leadership in a nationally recognized medical organization.

 

 Federal, state or local correctional health care political activism.

 

 Certified Correctional Health Professionals (CCHP) certification.

 

 Significant participation and contributions to the ACCP, e.g., committee
 membership, Board membership.

 

 Other demonstrations of dedication and commitment to the specialty, decided
 on a case-by-case by the Fellowship Committee.

ACCP Membership

A candidate must be a current ACCP member and have held membership in the college for at least 2 years, with active participation, e.g., attending conferences, participation on a committee, contribution to CorrDocs.

Medical Licensure

A candidate must demonstrate that he or she has an active medical license in good standing which has never been restricted or revoked.

Letters of Recommendation

To support the application, 2 letters of recommendation for advancement to fellowship must be submitted by members of the ACCP, at least one of which is from a current Fellow, current board member or past board member.

Fellowship applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis by the Fellowship Committee. The recommendations of the committee are presented to the Board of Directors for final approval. Applicants are notified of the committee’s action immediately following the directors’ meeting. If approved, newly designated fellows will receive a certificate indicating their status and may begin using the designation of FACCP.

ACCP Fellows:

John Casebolt, MD, MS, FACCP
Joseph DiMino, DO, FACCP
Alfred Garcia, MD, CCHP, FACCP
Joe Goldenson, MD, FACCP
Roderic Gottula, MD, FACCP
Robert Greifinger, MD, FACCP
Stanley Hoffman, MD, FACCP
Keith Ivens, MD, FACCP
Carl Keldie, MD, CCHP, FACCP

Jeffrey Keller, MD, CCHP-P, FACCP
Lester Lewis, MD, MBA, FACCP
Rebecca Lubelczyk, MD, CCHP-P, FACCP
John May, MD, CCHP, FACCP
Lawrence Mendel, DO, CCHP, FACCP
Juan Nunez, MD, CCHP, FACCP
Olu Ogunsanwo, MD, CCHP, FACCP
George Pramstaller, DO, CCHP, FACCP
Michael Puerini, MD, CCHP-A, FACCP
 Scott Savage, DO, FACCP
Steven Scheibel, MD, FACCP
Mohammed Seedat, MD, FACCP
Ronald Shansky, MD, MPH, FACCP
Anne Spaulding, MD, MPH, CCHP, FACCP

Asher Turney, MD, MSPH, CCHP, FACCP
Todd Wilcox, MD, MBA, CCHP-A, CCHP-P, FACCP
Ernest Williams, MD, MPH, FSCP

Johnny Wu, MD, CCHP, FACCP

 

Application Form

 Download the Fellowship Application

For more information on becoming a Fellow of the American College of Correctional Physicians, please e-mail the ACCP at  or call us (720)646-2978