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PreMed Communities
The nonprofit community for premedical students. We offer communities for pre-DO, pre-MD, reapplicants, traditional, and nontraditional students.

MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test New

The original MCAT support community. Search and learn from the 1000s of students who have excelled on the MCAT test.
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CASPer/Situational Judgement Tests New

Join other students discussing CASPer and all other Situational Judgement Tests (SJT).
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Nontraditional Students New

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Anki and Study Tips New

For discussion of Anki, other question-deck applications, and how to maximize your yield.
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USMLE and COMLEX New

Discuss strategies and issues for the USMLE and COMLEX Step 1, 2 and 3.
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Clinical Rotations New

Discuss issues related to the MS-III and MS-IV years, including rotations and shelf exams.
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Dental Communities (DDS and DMD)
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DAT Discussions New

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Dental Students New

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International DDS/DMD discussion forum.
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Optometry Communities (OD)
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Pre-optometry student discussion forum.
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Optometry New

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Physical Therapy Communities (DPT)
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Pre-physical therapy student forum [ D.P.T. ]
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Physical Therapy New

Forums for students and doctors of Physical Therapy [ D.P.T. ]
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Podiatry Communities (DPM)
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For students currently in podiatry programs. Co-hosted with APMSA.
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Podiatric Residents & Physicians New

For podiatric residents and physicians. Co-hosted with APMA.
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Psychology Communities
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[M.A., M.S.W., B.S., B.A.] For discussion of undergraduate and masters degree issues. Co-hosted with PsychCentral.
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For discussion of psychology doctoral degree issues. Co-hosted with PsychCentral.
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Veterinary Communities (DVM)
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For current DVM students and graduates.
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Rehabilitation Sciences Communities
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Audiology [ Au.D ]

Doctor of Audiology discussions
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Occupational Therapy [ O.T.D. ] New

Doctor of Occupational Therapy discussions
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Speech Pathology [ Ph.D. ]

Speech Pathology discussions
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Underrepresented in Healthcare
Forums for students and doctors historically underrepresented in healthcare.

LGBTQ New

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Underrepresented in Healthcare New

For individuals that are underrepresented in the healthcare profession
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Women in Healthcare New

Discussion forum for women in medicine. Co-hosted with the Jewish Alliance for Women in Science.
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Postbaccalaureate Programs New

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Public Health Degrees (Masters and Doctoral) New

For students interested in public health either as an individual degree or in combination with another degree.
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Med Business [ MD/MBA, DO/MBA, DDS/MBA ]

For those currently in combined MBA programs and interested students.
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Topics in Healthcare New

A place to discuss, discourse, hold forth, and maybe, just maybe, have your mind changed.
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Discussion of everything other than financial aid. Includes investment, mortgage, retirement, banking, etc. Co-hosted with The White Coat Investor
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Financial Aid New

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International Medical Communities
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Canada New

Canadian medical school discussion forum.
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Research Communities
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For students interested & current students in Physician Scientist Training Programs or biomedical research programs.
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Physician and Resident Communities (MD / DO)
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Discussion of Medical Corps issues.
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Internship, Residency and Fellowship Positions New

List upcoming or currently available internship, residency or fellowship positions, positions wanted and position swaps. Co-Hosted with Resident Swap.
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General Residency Issues New

General residency topics, not specialty related.
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Internship New

Preliminary year and transitional year discussion forum
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Combined Residencies New

For discussions covering topics realted to combined residency programs (ie: IM-Peds, EM-IM, etc).
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Anesthesiology New

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Critical Care New

Critical Care Medicine discussion forum. Co-hosted with PulmCCM Central.
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Dermatology New

Dermatology discussion forum
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Emergency Medicine New

Emergency Medicine discussion forum
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Family Medicine New

Family Medicine discussion forum
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Hospice and Palliative Medicine New

Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine discussion forum.
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Neurology New

Neurology discussion forum.
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Ob/Gyn New

Obstetrics and Gynecology discussion forum.
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Ophthalmology: Eye Physicians & Surgeons New

Co-hosted with the AAO's Young Ophthalmologists Committee.
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Pain Medicine New

For practicing pain physicians and pain fellows.
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Pathology New

Pathology discussion forum.
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Pediatrics New

Pediatrics discussion forum.
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PM&R New

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation discussion forum.
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Psychiatry New

For psychiatry residents and students interested in psychiatry. Co-hosted with The AAP.
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Radiation Oncology New

Radiation Oncology discussion forum.
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Radiology New

Radiology discussion forum.
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Sleep Medicine New

Sleep Medicine discussion forum.
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Clinicians [ RN / NP / PA ] New

For RNs, NPs, PAs and other current and past medical providers.
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For paramedics, EMTs, and other current and past pre-hospital providers.
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hSDN New

The place for high school and pre-college students interested in health careers.
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Spouses and Partners New

A support forum for the spouses and significant others of health professions students. Co-hosted with AMA-Alliance.
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Student Classifieds
Student For Sale, Housing, and Wanted Ads. 1000s of ads for prehealth and health professional students.

For Sale Board New

Post ads and for sale items here. Note: Requires account verification through PayPal.
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Wanted Board New

Looking for something and can't find it anywhere else? Post it here for 1000s of students.
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Housing Board (Temporary and Long-term) New

Have a place to rent? Share it with 1000s of students!
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Jobs and Help Wanted Board New

Available practice positions, student jobs, etc.
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Nonprofit / Educational / Student Orgs New

Announcements from nonprofit organizations, associations or institutions.
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IRB Approved Research Surveys (archive)

Archived: IRBs can now be posted throughout the SDN Communities. Please include the IRB approval when posting.
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