March 15, 2018

A new program at six medical schools is designed to bring up a new generation of physicians who are more adept at and comfortable with communicating with and understanding the needs of patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The program – the National Curriculum Initiative in Developmental Medicine – is already underway at the six medical schools – the University of Louisville, Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Colorado, Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University, and Georgetown University. The program is an initiative of the medical schools, Special Olympics International, and the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry. It is led by Dr. Priya Chandan at the University of Louisville, and plans to add six more schools. Innovative curriculum covers both communication and clinical skills.

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