To assure that tomorrow’s healthcare professionals have a solid foundation of knowledge about rare diseases, NORD works with student organizations to facilitate opportunities for students to learn about rare diseases and the patient experience. The purpose of the student organizations is to spread awareness and recognition of rare diseases, to establish professional relationships, and to promote career opportunities within the rare disease space.
The ideal candidates include medical, pharmacy and genetic counselling students, as well as medical residency programs across the country. Together, these chapters create a nationwide program that focus on student involvement in rare diseases. As a NORD Chapter, the members are provided with opportunities to expand their knowledge and boost their career in rare diseases.
The NORD Clubs allow undergraduate and high school students to explore the rare disease world before entering into a health professional program. The students work to educate their peers and spread awareness of rare diseases throughout their school and campus.
NORD offers a free bi-monthly newsletter to high school, undergraduate, and graduate level students. The newsletter includes opportunities to get involved, educational resources and advice.