If you no longer wish to be a member of Student Doctor Network, you are able to delete your account, which removes your personal information, such as your email address, from the SDN servers.
Deleting your account does NOT remove any posts that you have made. You can use the Edit button under your posts to delete your content.
Your account will be automatically removed in seven days.
Forum membership may be banned at the discretion of SDN. Here are common reasons for members to be banned:
DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR: Trolling and spamming interfere with the operation of our nonprofit site. Those who troll or spam are trespassing on our network. SDN will take any and all legal and technical remedies to prevent trolling and spamming of our network. Don’t let a moment of disinhibition permanently impact your career.
SPAM: SDN is a nonprofit organization that promotes open discussion among students and doctors. It is not operated as a free service for promotion of your site, product or service. SDN does not allow ads in your signature, ‘stealth’ marketing, etc. These are quickly reported by our members and will result in banning and possibly blocking of the site/product/service’s name from the SDN Forums. (Blocked URLs may be redirected to SDN’s Site). If you wish to benefit our membership while promoting your organization, see the information about participating on the site as a Business or Commercial Member.
Please see the SDN Terms of Service for additional information.
If you have forgotten your password, you can reset your password by visiting the login screen and selecting “Forgot my password.” Enter your email and follow the instructions to reset your password.
To gain access to the Practicing Physicians forum, you will need to become verified as a physician. As a verified source of information, students will look to you as a source of honest and accurate advice.
How Do I Get the Upgrade?
Create a thread in the Account Help Desk forum with a subject of "Doctor Verification" and tag @WingedScapula.
Please note, we value the integrity of your personal information. It is only viewable by a team member who has executed a non-disclosure agreement.
Available to doctors (practicing, non-practicing, academic or non-academic) in the following fields:
Account Upgrade Features
You can submit a request for a name change using the following process:
Thank you for being a member of Student Doctor Network!
SDN welcomes participation on our site by businesses that serve the pre-health and health professional community. Please note, all members, including business and professional members, must abide by the SDN Terms of Service.
We offer several special options for businesses:
We strongly recommend that all businesses identify themselves as vendors on the forum. By choosing to be transparent about your identity, you help make SDN a more trusted resource.
Identified Vendors are also able to apply to answer questions in our Confidential Consult area. Enter a help desk request if you are interested in receiving the Vendor badge. You will be required to provide your business name, address, state of incorporation, and EIN.
Please note, only Sponsors and Gold Donors are allowed to link to their businesses in their signature. Vendors are NOT allowed to link to their business in any way in their signature. Business links include links to Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, etc. as well as web pages for your business.
Current SDN sponsors will receive the Sponsor badge. By purchasing a sponsorship, you are helping to support SDN's nonprofit mission to create a more diverse healthcare workforce.
In addition to the Vendor benefits described above, you will receive the following as benefits of sponsorship:
For more information on our business and commercial account guidelines, visit the Help Desk.
By supporting SDN, you have the opportunity to reach our diverse membership, one of the largest health and pre-health student community on the web, with information about your institution, organization, products, or services.
Contact our sponsorship coordinator Carol Gregory for more information on article and interview, resource, or application solution sponsorships, or for additional help with forum sponsorships.
Please note, SDN does NOT offer sponsored posts or articles.
The SDN Classifieds forums can be used to advertise your products and services. You can post a SINGLE advertisement thread per product or service.
Sponsors are able to post in the Classifieds. Vendors must become a Verified Member in order to post in the Classifieds. Member verification requires a $0.25 PayPal charge.
SDN has grown through the years because of the generous support of thousands of members and organizations. There are many ways you can support SDN, whether through monetary donations or sponsorship opportunities, to help fulfill our mission of helping students become doctors.
Donate to SDN
SDN is run by volunteers and a small team of part-time employees, supporting thousands of website visitors every day by providing free and at-cost resources to tomorrow’s healthcare professionals. From informational articles and school reviews to study plans, interview planning tools, and connection with like-minded people via the forum community, Student Doctor Network has already impacted a generation of physicians and healthcare professionals since it was founded in 1999. Now we need your help! Help ensure continued support for the next generation by donating today.
By supporting SDN, you have the opportunity to reach our diverse membership, one of the largest health and pre-health student community on the web, with information about your institution, organization, products, or services. Learn more about our sponsorship packages.
If you have a question about getting into health professional school, first search the forums to see if a similar question has already been answered by selecting the magnifying glass in the top right corner in the forums. If you don’t see a similar question that has already been answered, post your question in the appropriate forum, i.e. pre-medical, medical students, pre-dental, etc.
If you have a confidential question, you may post in the Confidential Consult forum. Your question will then be answered by verified SDN experts that serve in many different fields of medicine, including school administration. To maintain anonymity, your question is not visible to other members, only verified experts.
How do I ask a Question?
Please note the below Contact Us form is for site issues only, not advice. For advice, please follow the recommendations above.