Behind the bars
- Opportunity to work with prisoners provides valuable experience
- Focus on addiction medicine, mental health and infectious diseases
- Unique challenges - but in a safe environment
IT’S common knowledge that the general health of the prison population is significantly poorer than that of wider society, with problems related to substance abuse, mental health and communicable disease rife among those in the system.
However, a registrar post overseen by ANU Medical School’s CoastCityCountry Training program presents registrars who have an interest in social medicine with an opportunity to make a difference to the lives of those in custodial care.
Established several years ago, the post places registrars inside the Belconnen Remand Centre and other remand locations in the ACT for