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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

19th February 2020

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Looking for a Rare Disease Resource? Browse, search and contribute to our growing database. Visit the Resources menu above.

Posted 3 months ago by Allan Muir

Based in the United Kingdom, we are a network of individuals, families, scientists, and healthcare...

 Patient Groups /  UK / 129 views

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Posted 5 months ago by danjeffries

Naitbabies are a UK registered patient organisation run by families with Fetal and neonatal alloimmune...

 Patient Groups /  UK / 189 views

Posted 4 months ago by Emily Cutting

Ataxia UK's updated and expanded Medical Guidelines were produced to help healthcare professionals in the...

 Rare Disease Guidelines /  London / 106 views

Posted 4 months ago by Helen Bedford-Gay

For a leaflet explaining the basic facts of FOP for patients and their family and...

 Factsheets / 93 views

Posted 1 month 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 / 34 views

Posted 7 months ago by danjeffries

Dan Jeffries is an incredibly funny and relatable speaker. His talk takes you through his...

 Speakers /  South West / 227 views