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Student Doctor Network is helping build a diverse doctor workforce by providing a wide range of free resources to help students in their educational journey.

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

Flyover Country? Far From It!

Things happen in Iowa. They really do. That’s why Dave put together a little trivia contest for his co-hosts–Sahaana Arumugam, Emma Barr, Aline Sandouk, and Brandon Bacalzo–to test their knowledge of the excitement that is Iowa. But first, we discuss the news that, as alleged by a whistleblowing nurse, a doctor in Georgia has been forcing sterilization on women at an Immigrations Customs and Enforcement detention center.

MS5 Podcast

Total Leadership with Lindsay Kuo

Dr. Lindsay Kuo talks to us about her journey training in both medicine and business, the four domains of leadership, and what makes an effective leader. Join us as we delve into Dr. Kuo's blog post titled "Personal Total Leadership" and discover what it means to better integrate all aspects of your life!

Other podcasts we're listening to
The Short Coat Podcast

The Challenges of Refugee Healthcare with Dr. Akihiro Seita

In this bonus episode (recorded prior to the US pandemic) we talk with Dr. Akihiro Seita, the Director of Health and WHO Special Representative to The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees.  He joins thanks to our Global Health Programs unit and its director Robin Paetzold as well as the University of Iowa Lecture Committee.  MD/Ph.D. student Aline Sandouk, M2 Abby Fyfe, MD/Ph.D. student Ossama Abu-Halawa, and our former intern Joel Horne, who has a strong interest of his own in global health, talk with Dr. Seita about the difficulties of providing refugees with healthcare when everything seems stacked against their health.

Journey to Medicine

Smashing The Stereotypes: interview with Dr. Adela Wu, Stanford Neurosurgery Resident

In this important interview, Dr. Adela Wu reflects on her undergrad years at Brown enrolled in a combined program, taking both science and English courses. After medical school, Dr. Wu was aware of negative stereotypes as a female neurosurgeon yet she was able to overcome the doubts of others as well as self-doubts to pursue her true passion. She also speaks on striking a balance between interests as well as work and personal life. Early on in her undergrad years, she wanted to be a freelance writer but in the present she finds that she has the ability to do both writing and medicine, offering the advice that it is healthy to consider other career options. Dr. Wu advises young students to follow what motivates them because students should pursue multiple passions.

All Access: Med School Admissions

Episode 36: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of CWRU

The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine is our "sister" program at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. This conversation is with my colleague and friend, Dr. Christine Warren, Associate Dean for Admissions & Student Affairs.  CCLCM is a very unique pathway to a medical degree as it is a very research-focused program.

VIN Foundation's Veterinary Pulse

Lessons learned of applying to veterinary school with Amber McElhinney

Tune in as we chat with Amber McElhinney, a 2nd-year veterinary student at UC Davis. We take a deep dive into her pre-veterinary strategies, from research to applications and interviews, to the detailed financial implications. She shares what she wishes she had done differently and advice to other pre-veterinary students.