AADMD MedCats for Developmental Medicine Events

Sonoran UCEDD Updates
Summer 2015

The Sonoran UCEDD, as part of a grant from the Special Hope Foundation, has mentored students in forming an American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry Student Chapter, MedCats for Developmental Medicine.  The group hosted a ‘Spring Mixer’ with adults with developmental disabilities, families and medical students in hopes of bridging healthcare gaps through education and awareness.  Three individuals with disabilities and their families led a discussion around access, barriers and what successful health care encounters look like. Thirty medical students from various years participated in the event.