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About SDN

// Our History //

SDN is a Nonprofit Organization


We are a vibrant nonprofit organization of thousands of pre-health, health professional students and practicing doctors from across the United States and Canada. Membership is free.

The educational mission of SDN is to assist and encourage all students through the challenging and complicated healthcare education process and into practice.

Our members have created one of the most active and supportive communities on the Internet, with many members making lifelong friendships. Many of our members started as undergraduates and are now practicing doctors in every field of medicine and healthcare.

With tens of thousands of active members and millions posts, our members can answer practically any question you may have, from college through advanced practice.

// Sponsor SDN //

Reach the Largest Health and Pre-Health Student Community

SDN is a nonprofit web site that started as a grassroots Web community at the University of Kansas in the mid-1990s. Since then, SDN has emerged as one of the most comprehensive and most useful student-driven resources on the Internet.

// Popular Help Topics //

  • Writing for SDN

  • Created August 17, 2014
  • Thank you for your interest in writing for SDN. Publication Guidelines We publish 1,000 – 2,000 word feature articles on our main page.  Articles are published three times weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Below are examples of the types of articles that are published: How-To: An overview article that provides tips for pre-health or...VIEW >
  • Uniformed Services Free Membership Upgrade

  • Created August 17, 2014
  • Thank You! Thank you to all the men and women that dedicate their lives to protecting our countries and providing care for our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coasties and their families. Who’s Eligible Offer available to all active and reserve commissioned officers of the United States or Canadian Army, Navy, Air Force, and Public Health...VIEW >
  • Unauthorized Advertising

  • Created August 17, 2014
  • Over the past 15 years our general membership and volunteer members have repeatedly and strongly stated that they dislike advertising in the body of the forums.   They do not tolerate attempts at “undercover, stealth and buzz” marketing. However, our membership appreciates the need for providing organizations a way to promote their services which is the...VIEW >

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