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Advising and Admissions Services & Discounts New

Looking for school admissions and advising services? Verified and approved school admissions consulting and advising services offering discounts for SDN members.
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Test Prep Services & Discounts New

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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Site Suggestions, Feedback and Help Desk New

For member suggestions and feedback and discussion of forum operations.
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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

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

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 1000s of students currently in medical schools in the US and Canada. Sign up...

Medical Students (MD) New

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) New

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 New

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 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)
Join 1000s of pre-dental students, dental students, and dentists just like you! Sign up...

DAT Discussions New

Discuss study tips and resources to excel on the Dental Admissions Test.
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Dental Students New

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

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

International DDS/DMD discussion forum.
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Optometry Communities (OD)
Are you studying to be or are you an optometrist? The community welcomes you to ask and answer questions and support others in the same field.

Pre-Optometry New

Pre-optometry student discussion forum.
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Optometry New

Forum for practitioners and students currently enrolled in optometry school.
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Pharmacy Communities (PharmD)
Are you a member of the pharmacy community? If so, this is the place to ask questions, get support, and be understood by other students and those who have been there.

Pre-Pharmacy New

Join the prepharmacy student community. 1000s of pre-pharmacy (PharmD) students just like you.
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Physical Therapy Communities (DPT)
Are you a member of the physical therapy community? If so, this is the place to ask questions, get support, and be understood by other students and those who have been there.

Pre-Physical Therapy New

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)
Are you a member of the podiatry community? If so, this is the place to ask questions, get support, and be understood by other students and those who have been in your shoes.

Podiatry Students New

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
Join 1000s of pre-psychology students, psychology students, and psychologists just like you! Sign up...

Mental Health and Social Welfare New

[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.] New

For discussion of psychology doctoral degree issues. Co-hosted with PsychCentral.
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Veterinary Communities (DVM)
Join 1000s of pre-veterinary students, veterinary students, and veterinarians just like you! Sign up...

Veterinary New

For current DVM students and graduates.
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Rehabilitation Sciences Communities
Join 1000s of pre-rehabilitation students, rehab science students, and practicioners just like you! Sign up...

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

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

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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Finance and Investment New

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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International Medical Communities
Join 1000s of international pre-medical students, medical students, and physicians just like you! Sign up...

Research Communities
Join 1000s of pre-medical students, physician-scientist students, and physician-scientists just like you! Sign up...

Physician Scientists New

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 discussion with 1000s of physicians and residents in training. Sign up...

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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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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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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Pain Medicine New

For practicing pain physicians and pain fellows.
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Pathology New

Pathology 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.
Co-Hosted with radRounds.
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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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Pre-Hospital [ EMS ]

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 a minimum $1 donation through PayPal to post in order to help protect our members.
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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) New

Have a place to rent? Share it with 1000s of students!
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Nonprofit / Educational / Student Orgs

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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