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RIDOC’s Medical Director Dr. Michael Poshkus Receives RIDOH Award

Rhode Island Department of Corrections Medical Director Michael Poshkus, M.D., received a recognition award from The National Health Service Corps’ SEARCH (Student Experiences and Rotations in Community Health) Program in Rhode Island at the Brown University Faculty Club on July 27th. The award was presented at the Rhode Island Department of Health Office of Primary Care’s annual Community Health Luncheon, the culmination of the 8-week community-oriented primary care training program for health professions students to learn about culturally diverse community-based systems of care.

The award was presented to Dr. Poshkus for his dedication and excellence in precepting and teaching SEARCH students, his commitment to providing high-quality primary health care services to incarcerated populations in Rhode Island, and his support of the National Health Service Corps’ mission to improve the health of the nation’s underserved.

“I am delighted that Mike’s professionalism and leadership have been recognized with this award,” notes Corrections Director Ashbel T. Wall II. “We are fortunate to have someone with his background and expertise in correctional healthcare, coupled with a commitment to teaching and to working with underserved communities.”

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