The History of M4RD

it all started when…

Medics4RareDiseases is a registered charity driving an attitude change towards rare diseases amongst medical students and doctors in training.

The organisation began as Barts and The London Society for Rare Diseases in 2011 and became a national project in 2013 as Students4RareDiseases with the help of The LSD Collaborative who were awarded the Sanofi Genzyme PAL Award. More information about this award can be found here.

On Rare Disease Day 2018 we rebranded to Medics4RareDiseases and are planning exciting new projects thanks to sponsorship from Biomarin, Inventiva, Sobi & Ultragenyx. Our board includes three doctors and original founders of the Barts society as well as a CEO of a patient group and a rare disease patient.