rareDIG

McGill's

Rare Disease

Interest Group

EQUIPPING FUTURE PHYSICIANS
FOR THE REALITY OF RARE DISEASE

Our Events

 
 

OUR GOALS

CHANGE THE FUTURE - SHAPING A GENERATION OF PHYSICIANS
A VOICE FOR PEOPLE WITH RARE DISEASE
DELIVER THOUGHT
PROVOKING EVENTS
INTER-DISCIPLINARY NETWORKING

WHO

WE ARE

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.

 
 

OUR

WORK

We give people with rare diseases a platform to share their experiences and collaborate with medical students.

 

OUR 

PARTNERS

We are privileged to work with organizations that envision a similar future for rare disease.

 

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OUR

TEAM

Innovation occurs when people with diverse perspectives come together to share ideas.

 

CRUNCHING THE NUMBERS

Over 7000

1 IN 12

80%

50%

35%

RARE DISEASES WORLDWIDE
CANADIANS AFFECTED
OF RARE DISEASES ARE GENETIC IN ORIGIN
OF RARE DISEASES PATIENTS ARE CHILDREN
OF DEATHS IN THE FIRST YEAR OF LIFE
ARE FROM RARE DISEASES

GET IN

TOUCH

WE'D LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU.
 
WANT TO SHARE YOUR STORY AND BE FEATURED IN OUR HUMANS OF RARE DISEASE SEGMENT?
OR
 
WANT TO COLLABORATE, OBTAIN MORE INFORMATION, JUST GET IN TOUCH?
- FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW.
 

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Last Updated: February 22nd, 2021

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