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Education/Training 

Medical Education 

IDD Longitudinal Curricular Thread 

Dr Wang created the first IDD focused longitudinal curriculum for medical students at the University of Cincinnati in 2020. This curriculum is present in multiple courses and spans multiple years of medical school. The curriculum covers topics such as communication, transitions of care, access to care, guardianship and alternatives to guardianship, and patient-centered care. Course directors and advisors are dedicated to involving and empowering self-advocates to be the primary educators.

Primary Care for Adults with IDD 

This is a 2- or 4-week elective available to 4th year medical students wanting to increase their competency and comfort working with adults with IDD. They will rotate with our primary care providers, psychiatrists, and physical medicine and rehabilitation provider. They will also become familiar with interdisciplinary teams.  

IDD Medical Student Interest Group 

Staff from the Freeman Center serve as advisors and mentors to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine’s IDD Medical Student Interest Group. 

Visiting Medical Students 

We do accept a limited number of visiting students per year. Interested students from outside institutions should apply through VSLO.

Resident Education

IDD Longitudinal Primary Care Experience 

This is an ongoing continuity of care rotation available to family medicine, family medicine/psychiatry, internal medicine, and internal medicine/pediatrics residents. Residents will see patients in the Freeman Center throughout their three years of residency.

Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry

This is a longitudinal experience available to fourth year psychiatry residents interested in caring for adults with IDD. Residents spend time seeing patients at the Freeman Center and other locations working to expand knowledge in diagnostic interviewing and treatment planning for individuals with IDD.

Primary Care for Adults with IDD 

This is a 2- or 4-week elective available to residents from various disciplines wanting to increase their competency and comfort working with adults with IDD. They will rotate with our primary care providers, psychiatrists, and physical medicine and rehabilitation provider. They will also become familiar with interdisciplinary teams.

Please email freemancenter@uchealth.com for more information on how to participate.

Developmental Medicine Fellowship 

The Freeman Center is creating a fellowship for physicians who have completed residency to gain additional training in primary care and psychiatry for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For more information about the fellowship, email freemancenter@uchealth.com

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Timothy Freeman, MD, Center for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities


3120 Burnet Avenue
Suite 401
PO Box 670769
Cincinnati OH 45229
Phone:513-558-5281
Fax: 513-585-9009
Email:freemancenter@uchealth.com