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Student Doctor Network

Student Doctor Network is an educational nonprofit created for students, by students that is dedicated to building a diverse doctor workforce.

About us
A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Educational Organization
All sponsorship and affiliate revenues directly fund the development of new tools and resources, which are provided for free or at cost.
Helping Build a Diverse Doctor Workforce
SDN brings together thousands of current and future healthcare students and professionals into one community to share information, offer guidance, and provide encouragement.
Created for Students by Students
Student Doctor Network was founded by medical students and residents to address a lack of information on the application process.
Founded in
1999
Members
700,000
Represents healthcare
10 professions
What We’re Listening To
The Short Coat Podcast

Hot Takes: Dr. Marty Makary Dissects the U.S. Covid Response and He Isn’t Happy

Guest Marty Makary condemns the old way that healthcare responds to current events. Sticking to the clinical trial process and a reluctance to use the knowledge already available from Chinese doctors slowed US responses and killed people. “We had terrible medical leadership throughout the pandemic, and I think it’s good for our leaders to show some degree of humility to say, look, we consistently got it wrong.”

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Tonni Bacoat-Jones D.O. Pain Management and Obstetrical Anesthesiologist

Dr. Tonni Bacoat Jones shares her story with us. Dr. Jones graduated with a degree in Mathematics from Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina. She attended Medical school at  Des Moines University and completed a traditional osteopathic rotating internship in Brooklyn New York. Dr Jones completed a residency in anesthesiology and subsequently a pain management fellowship at the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Ultimately, she went on to work and teach at Nova-Southestern University on the Clearwater campus, where she is currently the post-baccalaureate gross anatomy course director and assistant course director for first-year medical students.   Dr. Bacoat holds a Master of Public Health which she obtained through the George Washington University.

The Short Coat Podcast

Having Babies in Medical School

The choice to become pregnant in medical school is always a difficult one to make, considering the time constraints and the physical toll it can take. Raising kids in medical school is perhaps even harder, as even if things go well in the pregnancy, now you’ve got little humans to learn about, protect, and enjoy (and miss out on, sometimes). In Part One of this three-parter, we’ll lay it all bare for you–what’s it really like to raise a family while learning to be a doctor.

Other podcasts we're listening to
VIN FOUNDATION: Veterinary Pulse

Student Loan Tax Forgiveness Exemption

Tune in as VIN Foundation Executive Director Jordan Benshea chats with student debt educator Dr. Tony Bartels about the latest student loan tax forgiveness. Taking the “hope for the best and plan for the worst” approach, Dr. Bartels will take you through the details of this confusing situation. Did you know if you were making payments toward your student loans during the Cares Act forbearance time you can get a refund? Listen in to learn this and additional helpful information.

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Tuvia Marciano D.O. Pediatric Gastroenterologist

On today’s episode, we have Dr. Tuvia Marciano. Dr. Marciano is a pediatric gastroenterologist at NYU Langone on Long Island. He graduated from the New York Institute of Technology in 2000 and completed his residency at Downstate medical center before moving on to finish his pediatric gastroenterology fellowship in 2007 at the prestigious Montefiore medical center. Dr. Marciano has won several awards for his excellent care and is featured in multiple regional guides including Newsday and New York Magazine. We hope you enjoy this episode.

The Short Coat Podcast

Practicing Humanism When Patients Doubt Your Motives

Rick Garner, AJ Chowdhury, Alex Belzer, and Eric Boeshart are on hand to discuss our recent celebration of humanism in medicine, along with a speech by Dr. Nicholas Mohr in which he mentioned that for the first time this year his diagnostic skills were questioned for his political motives. And the gang plays Psych! with Dave for reasons that he obviously made up.

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Ariel Nassim D.O. Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. Ariel Nassim is a sports medicine physician at Nassim Medical in New York. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Beth Israel. He also completed a sports medicine fellowship at Drexel University College of Medicine. In addition to his regular practice, Dr. Nassim has worked with several professional athletes at various sports events, including the US Open and Pan American Games. He is even scheduled to be on Team USA’s medical staff at the upcoming 2021 Olympics.