Medcats for Developmental Medicine

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Poster presented at 2015 AADMD Conference - Global Summit on Innovations in Health and IDD

by Dr. Tamsen Bassford, Sarah Guayante, Ajjya Acharya, Katrin Lichtsinn, Aimee Le

The establishment of an AADMD student chapter is an effective way to integrate disability related curriculum and increase interest in working with persons with disabilities. The MedCats for Developmental Medicine formed an active student leadership group; established a team approach with the Sonoran UCEDD; and identified educational events that will increase their knowledge and clinical skills. Students value learning from persons with disabilities and want to increase access to quality care for persons with disabilities.