EQUIPPING FUTURE PHYSICIANS
FOR THE REALITY OF RARE DISEASE
CHANGE THE FUTURE - SHAPING A GENERATION OF PHYSICIANS
A VOICE FOR PEOPLE WITH RARE DISEASE
In Fall 2017, a group of McGill Medical Students started the Rare Disease Interest Group (rareDIG), the first student-run, rare disease advocacy group in Canada. We aim to encourage medical students to adopt attitudes that will benefit patients with rare diseases and we continue to provide a platform that promotes discussion and action within our continuously expanding community; raising awareness of rare diseases as a whole. Developing insight into the challenges patients with rare diseases face will inform the advocacy efforts of our colleagues and encourage the creation of public policy that can reduce inequities in care.
We give people with rare diseases a platform to share their experiences and collaborate with medical students.