The Student Voice Prize will return on the 6th October 2021! The Student Voice Prize is an annual, international essay competition that focuses on raising the profile of rare disease within the medical field, particularly with medical students, nurses and scientists who may have never come across rare diseases in their training. Learn three reasons to join this year’s Patient Group Pairing Scheme!
Our Empowerment Programme grew and developed in ways we could not have foreseen at the start of Year One. It is why we want to share with you a few highlights of our journey throughout 2020-2021 thus far!
In January 2021, we hosted a three-day online workshop in collaboration with Breaking Down Barriers that focused on how patient groups can improve their engagement with ethnic minority groups to better serve their rare communities. If you weren’t able to attend, catch up on all the action with a summary and workshop recordings!
This is the year that you reach new milestones, as either a mentee or mentor on the Patient Group Mentoring Programme! Make 2021 the year of growth. Increase your confidence, knowledge and skills alongside your fellow rare disease patient groups and advocates. Learn why you should apply now!
As the world starts to adapt yet again and we enter a new phase following the pandemic, our team would like to extend its thanks to all those who have supported us on this journey. Thank you to all who have stood by rare disease patients and the work Findacure does – we couldn’t do it without you!
This week’s blog was written by Rosaline de Koning, a 4th year medical student from Oxford University. Rosaline entered The 2020 Student Voice Prize and was shortlisted for her brilliant essay “Perks of a pandemic: lessons in improving the delivery of clinical rare disease research.” Read her essay now and be sure to enter The 2021 Student Voice Prize when it returns this Autumn!