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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

Hitting the Wall, Then Scaling the Heights

After hearing of a student’s struggles with the M1 wall–that point students get to when they’re exhausted, questioning their choices, and worrying how they’re going to get through this–got Dave thinking about the various ways medical school challenges the psyche. Whether it’s suddenly bumping up against ones’ limits, realizing some disturbing aspects of the hidden curriculum, or grappling with doubt, medical school is a real beast.

D.O. or Do Not

Jim McKenzie D.O. Psychiatrist

Today we will be speaking with Dr. Jim MacKenzie, a child psychiatrist in Chicago. Dr. MacKenzie graduated from the Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in psychiatry at Loyola University followed by a fellowship in child psychiatry at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. He then went on to practice academic medicine, but recently transitioned much of his time to focus on political advocacy. He is currently working to expand the scope of practice of family medicine physicians to include psychiatric care. As you will soon see, Dr. MacKenzie demonstrates how intelligent and thoughtful psychiatrists can be. If you haven’t considered a career in psychiatry, after listening to his interview about topics ranging from autism to how a pizza party changed his life, I know you will be inspired to reconsider.

Other podcasts we're listening to
Sharp Scratch

Working Hard or Hardly Working

Do you have a healthy work-life balance? Find out what actually counts as work, and whether medicine means sacrificing your social life...

This week the team is joined by Sharp Scratch’s old friend Greta McLachlan, Higher General Surgical Trainee and Leadership Fellow at Cleveland Clinic London, to talk about their social lives, maintaining a work-life balance, and training less than full time.

VIN Foundation: Veterinary Pulse

Veterinary Pulse: Justice Birdsong

Join VIN Foundation Board Member Dr. Matt Holland as he talks with Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) student Justice Birdsong. She shares her advice for creating a network in the profession, how she encourages empathy among colleagues, and her personal journey to veterinary medicine. As a Co-Founder of the RUSVM National Association of Black Veterinarians chapter, and her role as Secretary for RUSVM SAVMA, she shares her dedication to making the profession a better place for underrepresented veterinary students.