#DARE TO THINK RARE
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.
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 Medicine
Videos from this year’s symposium at The Royal Society of Medicine will be released weekly. Starting with Dr Richard Scott, Clinical Lead for Rare Disease at Genomics England and a Consultant in Clinical Genetics at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
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“It’s not all in my head!” – The complex relationship between rare diseases and mental health problemsPopular
Posted 9 months ago by Lucy McKay
Abstract: The incidence of mental health disorders is significantly higher in individuals with a rare...
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We’re a group of passionate people helping medics to dare to think rare.