Is linkedin a helpful site for premeds if not any other suggestions on sites?

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I find this site helpful as well.
I have friends in business and law who sware by linkedin.
Is this site helpful to premed/postbac/prospective med students?
If on linkedin what have been your experiences?
If not on linkedin what other sites have you had helpful suggestions?
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In my opinion, no. Linkedin is more of a resume website. SDN is the best out there for information. Mdapps is also a good website people post their stats, what school's they have applied to, and you could see what stats do people have that got accepted to those schools.
 

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Linkedin isn't a helpful website for anything in my experience.
 

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It's useless for the traditional premed, in my eyes.
 
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I find this site helpful as well.
I have friends in business and law who sware by linkedin.
Is this site helpful to premed/postbac/prospective med students?
If on linkedin what have been your experiences?
If not on linkedin what other sites have you had helpful suggestions?
Thanks
BuzzFeed has been pretty good.
 

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Yeah Linkedin is more for business people to network. Also to get your resume out there for prospective employers--but as a pre-med don't think you would be getting too many hits. The people benefitting from Linkedin the most are those that have an MBA from a top school, and are primary focused in finance/investing.
 

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I don't think i've ever used linkedin except as an online resume page.

Even when I was working in finance it was of little value. For some reason I still like having it though...
 

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I always thought linkedin was more structured towards business and networking.

That said, I rarely see doctors with a linkedin profile. (maybe this is just me? lol)
I was told it was because physicians get the majority of their patients from references from other doctors or other patients. Linkedin does little to help with this.

As a premed, linkedin is even more useless... especially since you don't need any of the services that linkedin provides. Not like you're trying to get a corporate job after you graduate.
Besides, a premeds path is pretty straight forward. undergrad --> med school --> residency.