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Expert Advising Application, academic, and personal advice from verified doctors, admissions staff, administrators, and prehealth advisors. A free, donor-supported service.

Confidential Expert Advice

Health advising experts answer your questions on any issue, from school application questions to personal concerns. Our donor-supported advising service is anonymous and free, provided through the support of HPSA, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
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Membership Member benefits, test-prep services, advising services, and site help desk.

SDN Member Discounts

You will find product and service discounts for SDN members here!

Site Suggestions, Feedback and Help Desk

For member suggestions and feedback and discussion of forum operations.
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Advising and Admissions Services & Discounts

Looking for school admissions and advising services? This is where to find verified and approved school admissions consulting and advising services, who are offering discounts for SDN members.
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Test Prep Services & Discounts

Do you need to prep for the MCAT, DAT, PCAT, USMLE/COMLEX, or other important tests? Visit the test-prep services and organizations offering discounts for SDN members.
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PreMed Communities Join the nonprofit community for pre-medical students: MD, DO, reapplicants, traditional, and nontraditional students.

Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)

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

The Casper test prep community. Learn strategies and share tips for the Casper and other Situational Judgement Tests (SJT).
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Nontraditional Students

Join 1000s of nontraditional pre-health students, just like you. Sign up...
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Re-Applicants

You're going to get in! Join the community of premedical students re-applying to medical school.
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Medical Student Communities Join the nonprofit community for medical students currently in MD or DO medical schools in the US and Canada.

Medical Students (MD)

Are you a member of the allopathic (MD) medical student community? If so, this is the place to ask questions, get support, and be understood by other students and those who have been there.
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Medical Students (DO)

Are you a member of the osteopathic (DO) medical student community? If so, this is the place to ask questions, get support, and be understood by other students and those who have been there.
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Anki and Study Tips

Does Anki confuse you? This is where other students share their Anki tips and tricks, and you can figure out how to maximize your yield and efficiency.
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USMLE and COMLEX

The USMLE and COMLEX test prep community. Learn strategies and share tips for the USMLE and COMLEX Step 1, 2 and 3.
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Clinical Rotations

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) Join the nonprofit community for pre-dental students, dental students, and dentists.

Pre-Dental

Join the predental student community. 1000s of predental students just like you.
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Dental Admissions Test (DAT)

The DAT test prep community. Learn strategies and share tips for the Dental Admissions Test.
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Dental Students

Join the dental student community. 1000s of dental (DDS and DMD) students just like you.
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Dental Residents and Practicing Dentists

For post-graduate dental residents to discuss programs and procedures.
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International Dental

International DDS/DMD discussion forum.
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Optometry Communities (OD) Join the nonprofit community for pre-optometry students, optometry students, and optometrists currently in practice.

Pre-Optometry

Pre-optometry student discussion forum.
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Optometry

Forum for practitioners and students currently enrolled in optometry school.
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Pharmacy Communities (PharmD) Join the nonprofit community for pre-pharmacy students, pharmacy students, and pharmacists.

Pre-Pharmacy

Join the prepharmacy student community. 1000s of pre-pharmacy (PharmD) students just like you.
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Pharmacy

Join the nonprofit community for pharmacy students and pharmacists.
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Physical Therapy Communities (DPT) Join the nonprofit community for pre-physical therapy students, physical therapy students, and DPTs.

Pre-Physical Therapy

Pre-physical therapy student forum [ D.P.T. ]
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Physical Therapy

Forums for students and doctors of Physical Therapy [ D.P.T. ]
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Podiatry Communities (DPM) Join the nonprofit community for pre-podiatry students, podiatry students, and podiatrists.

Podiatry Students

For students currently in podiatry programs. Co-hosted with APMSA.
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Podiatric Residents & Physicians

For podiatric residents and physicians. Co-hosted with APMA.
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Psychology Communities Join the nonprofit community for pre-psychology students, psychology students, psychologists (PsyD, PhD), and MSWs.

Mental Health and Social Welfare

[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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Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.]

For discussion of psychology doctoral degree issues. Co-hosted with PsychCentral.
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Veterinary Communities (DVM) Join the nonprofit community for pre-veterinary students, veterinary students, and veterinarians.

Veterinary

For current DVM students and graduates.
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Rehabilitation Sciences Communities Join the nonprofit community for pre-rehabilitation students, rehab science students, and practitioners (OTD, AuD, SLP).

Audiology [ Au.D ]

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

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

Join the nonprofit community for pre-SLP, SLP students, and practicing SLP providers.
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Underrepresented in Healthcare Join the nonprofit community for students and professionals historically underrepresented in healthcare.

LGBTQ

Being LGBTQ in healthcare can be isolating. However, this is a place of support and guidance where you are surrounded by like-minded peers.
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Underrepresented in Healthcare

Are you underrepresented in healthcare? This is the place to get advice and support each other during your journeys in healthcare.
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Women in Healthcare

Co-hosted with the Jewish Alliance for Women in Science, this is where women in healthcare share their experiences, advice, and support each other.
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Interdisciplinary Communities Join the nonprofit interdisciplinary medical communities, including post-bacc programs, public health, MBA/MHA, and more.

Postbaccalaureate Programs

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Public Health Degrees (Masters and Doctoral)

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

A place to discuss, discourse, hold forth, and maybe, just maybe, have your mind changed.
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Finance and Investment

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

Discuss financial topics, including private or military scholarships, student loans, and educational costs.
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NHSC | PHS | IHS

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International Medical Communities Join the nonprofit community for international pre-medical students, medical students, and physicians.

Canada

Canadian medical school discussion forum.
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Research Communities Join the nonprofit community for pre-medical students, physician-scientist students, and physician-scientists.

Physician Scientists

For students interested & current students in Physician Scientist Training Programs or biomedical research programs.
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Physician and Resident Communities (MD / DO) Join the nonprofit community for physician residents, interns, and fellows.

Military Medicine

Discussion of Medical Corps issues.
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Internship, Residency and Fellowship Positions

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

General residency topics, not specialty related.
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Internship

Preliminary year and transitional year discussion forum
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Combined Residencies

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

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

Dermatology discussion forum
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Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine discussion forum
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Family Medicine

Family Medicine discussion forum
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Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine discussion forum.
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Neurology

Neurology discussion forum.
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Ob/Gyn

Obstetrics and Gynecology discussion forum.
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Pain Medicine

For practicing pain physicians and pain fellows.
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Pathology

Pathology discussion forum.
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PM&R

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation discussion forum.
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Psychiatry

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

Radiation Oncology discussion forum.
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Radiology

Radiology discussion forum.
Co-Hosted with radRounds.
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Sleep Medicine

Sleep Medicine discussion forum.
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Health Care Transitions Join the nonprofit community for students transitioning from other fields to doctorate-level medical training.

Clinicians [ RN / NP / PA ]

For RNs, NPs, PAs and other current and past medical providers.
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Pre-Hospital [ EMS ]

For paramedics, EMTs, and other current and past pre-hospital providers.
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SDN High School Join the nonprofit community for high school students interested in pursuing a degree in health care.

hSDN

The place for high school and pre-college students interested in health careers.
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Social and Support Communities Join the open discussion area for established SDN members.

Spouses and Partners

A support forum for the spouses and significant others of health professions students. Co-hosted with AMA-Alliance.
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Student Classifieds For Sale, Housing, Jobs, and Wanteds classifieds for prehealth and health professional students. Ads posting requires verification for 99 cents.

For Sale Board

For Sale classifieds board. Reach 1000s of pre-meds, pre-dents, residents, and other health professional students and medical professionals. Ads posting requires verification for 99 cents.
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Wanted Board

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)

Have a house or apartment to rent? Share it with 1000s of medical, dental, and other health professional students!
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Jobs and Help Wanted Board

Jobs and help wanted board for prehealth and health professional students. Ads posting is free for verified members.. Reach 1000s of medical students, dental students, residents, and other health professionals.
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Nonprofit / Educational / Student Orgs

Announcements from nonprofit organizations, associations or institutions. Reach 1000s of pre-meds, pre-dents, residents, and other health professional students and medical professionals.
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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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