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Take a Look Inside Correctional Medicine in Arkansas

“I tell new hires or interviewed applicants that it’s like working in a third-world country,” said Nannette Vowell, MD, of her work as medical director of the Ouachita River Correctional Unit’s Special Needs Hospital.

“It’s basic medical care, with basic equipment and dedicated staff. If you approach it that way, it’s doable because you sort of know what you’re getting into.” It’s challenging, rewarding, and a specialty she invites more physicians to discover.

Read more about Correctional Medicine in the August edition of the Journal.

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