Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Family Medicine residents have the opportunity to do an elective in Care of Adults with Intellectual and Development Disabilities through Queen's. This four-week rotation includes complex continuing primary care of adults with IDD, an adult IDD consulting clinic, dual diagnosis psychiatry, developmental genetics clinic, epileptology and sleep disorders clinic, and physical and rehabilitation medicine clinics. There are also special clinics such as seating clinic and enteral feeding clinic, as well as opportunities to observe allied health professional assessments (i.e. OT, PT, SLP, and psychology).

The elective is open to interested family medicine residents. For more information about this elective program, please contact Dr. Liz Grier at iddprogram@dfm.queensu.ca. Care of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is an exciting and emerging field in which family physicians are playing a key role at the national level and within the College of Family Physicians of Canada. For more information about this IDD work within the CFPC, please visit the CFPC's Developmental Disabilities Program Committee website. 

For Information about all our IDD Programs, please visit the department’s Intranet or contact Dr. Meg Gemmill, Director of Developmental Disabilities, at the following email: iddprogram@dfm.queensu.ca.