With 1 out of 10 people affected by rare disease, still, medical professionals often do not recognize or encounter one of the 7,000 that exist today.
In an effort to build the bridge of understanding and compassion among medical professionals, Global Genes presents the third year of the David R. Cox Scholarship for Rare Compassion. This scholarship program is an opportunity for emerging medical students to connect to the rare disease community with the goal of developing and understanding compassion for the challenges and lifestyles that patients diagnosed with a rare disease are faced with everyday.
All medical students are eligible to be matched with a rare disease patient and/or family, and those who meet the requirements may have the opportunity to submit an essay or audio submission about their experience for consideration to receive a scholarship.
First and second year medical students are invited to submit an essay for
this prize. In preparation, students are required to build a relationship with a
patient, family, or advocate affected by a rare or neglected disease in order
to write about the experience, or to write about an experience with a patient
with a rare or neglected disease that has occurred within the last 12 months.
- 1st Place: $5,000.00 and complimentary registration to the Global Genes 2018 RARE Patient Advocacy Summit plus a travel support scholarship of $600
- 2nd Place: $2,500.00
- 3rd Place: $1,500.00
- 2018 RARE Compassion Program Opens- Monday, January 1, 2018
- 2018 Request Form Closes- Thursday, February 15, 2018
- Families and medical students are matched- Thursday, February 15, 2018 to Thursday, March 1, 2018
- Scholarship submissions due- Tuesday, May 15, 2018
- Scholarship recipients will be notified- Wednesday, June 20, 2018
- 2018 Patient Advocacy Summit (optional to attend)- October 3, 2018 to October 5, 2018
For questions, please email Ashley Yee, Senior Manager, Patient Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To submit an essay and for help connecting with a person living with a rare disease and please visit: http://globalgenes.org/coxprize/