To assure a future where rare diseases are not overlooked, in patient care, research, and drug development, NORD works with student organizations to facilitate opportunities for students to learn about rare diseases and the patient experiences. The purpose of Students for Rare is to reach the next generation of professionals, advocates, researchers, and medical professionals and spread awareness and recognition of rare diseases, to establish professional relationships and partnerships, and to pursue future opportunities within the rare disease space.
The ideal candidates include intelligent, passionate, self-starting undergraduate and graduate students. Together they strive to spread awareness and recognition of rare diseases, to establish professional relationships and partnerships, and to pursue future opportunities within the rare disease space. Our program unites students of all disciplines to use their skills to improve the lives of rare disease patients.
Students for Rare clubs allow high school students 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.