To evaluate the rheumatic diseases patient expert program and assess the students’ perspective on its implementation into the medical school’s curriculum. During the 4th year, small groups of medical students participated in a 2-h session with a rheumatic disease patient expert and a rheumatologist. The students had the opportunity to learn about the patient’s journey, manifestations, shared thoughts, and asked questions. The patient demonstrated the hand musculoskeletal exam. At the end of the academic year, an online survey was sent to 88 students and they were asked to fill out a 19-item questionnaire using a Likert-scale response. The voluntary response rate was 67%, and 64.4% were females. Overall, most participants had a favorable experience with the program (strongly agree/agree response). 93% were satisfied with the communication they had with the patient, 93% felt the patient was active in their teaching, and 89% were engaged in meaningful learning. The vast majority of the students would recommend the program to their fellow students and they strongly believe that it should be a part of the medical school’s curriculum. The findings of this study indicate the patient expert program is a novel educational activity that had a favorable impact on medical students’ education and a positive perspective of implementing it to the medical school curriculum. The program’s implementation will raise awareness for RMD, attract more students in the field of rheumatology, and promote the patient-centered care approach.