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Our Mission

We are driving an attitude change towards rare diseases amongst medical students and doctors in training.

With over 7000 rare diseases, it’s impossible to know about all of them. However it is possible for doctors to:
  • Appreciate that rare diseases are collectively common
  • Recognise the exceptional challenges faced by patients with rare diseases
M4RD provides education in the Rare Disease field for medical students and doctors in training. Our ultimate aim is to improve the patient-doctor relationship and speed up the journey to diagnosis.

Medical Schools

We help medical students create their own rare disease societies and events

Competitions

Keep up to date with the latest competitions and opportunities for doctors and medical students

Events

M4RD can help find speakers for and promote an event at your medical school or hospital

Learning Resources

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1 in 17 people will be affected by a rare disease at some point in their lives Source: Rare Disease UK

The Unusual Suspects: Rare Diseases in Everyday Medical Care

We are back at The Royal Society of Medicine in London for our annual symposium

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Posted 6 months ago by Lucy McKay

Childhood Tumour Trust (CTT) is a growing charity whose aim is to provide support for...

 Patient Groups /  UK / 122 views

Posted 2 weeks ago by Lucy McKay

Abstract: Medical students automatically couple rare illnesses with biomedical minutiae. Upon meeting CS (pseudonym), a...

 Journals and Articles / 17 views

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Posted 19 hours ago by Claire Hennessey

Max Appeal is the UK registered charity supporting families affected by 22q11 Syndromes. The Consensus...

 Patient Groups /  UK / 2 views

Posted 2 days ago by Tony Thornburn

Herewith the link to Behçet’s syndrome/disease Medical Factsheets, prepared by our leading clinicians: https://behcets.org.uk/information-for-patients/behcets-medical-factsheets/ The...

 Factsheets /  UK / 5 views

Posted 3 weeks ago by Lucy McKay

Abstract: This article presents an approach to "thinking genetically" in primary care. Busy practitioners often...

 Journals and Articles / 23 views

Posted 4 months ago by Ian Legg

The UK registered charity supporting individuals with Noonan Syndrome and other related Rasopathies. We provide...

 Patient Groups /  UK / 121 views