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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

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Our work is for the benefit of everyone with rare diseases and their communities. By preparing doctors to diagnose and manage rare conditions, M4RD is improving the patient experience. Help us grow so we can achieve our ultimate goal – mandatory medical education in rare disease at an undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Rare Disease 101

This is the first online module of its type. Rare Disease 101 is aimed at medical professionals with little prior knowledge in rare diseases. It consists of the basic principles of what rare disease is, how you may suspect a rare disease, challenges faced by those living with a rare disease and how to support them. Plus more!

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Posted 2 years ago by Jo McPherson

This toolkit sets out the latest thinking in EDS, including the new approaches to diagnosis...

 Rare Disease Guidelines / 790 views

Posted 4 months ago by Jo McPherson

Jennifer Jones has a PhD in Medical Sociology from the London School of Hygiene and...

 Journals and Articles / 111 views

Posted 11 months ago by Mahvish Anwar

2nd Edition MarketsandMarkets Digital Event on Orphan Drugs and Rare Diseases scheduled to be held...

 Learning Resources /  UK / 326 views