The steadily growing field of correctional health care is an often overlooked area of public health. Providing clinical services to adults and juveniles in a detention center, jail, or prison offers many opportunities not found in private practice.
You will make a significant difference in the lives of your patients. For many inmates, your care will be their first experience with health education and preventive services.
Southern Correctional Medicine offers unlimited opportunities. Although inmates have always required medical treatment, the correctional health care field has, until recently, been a relatively unnoticed part of medical and nursing specialty care. In this industry, you can gain experience, earn recognition, and advance your career with relative ease.