Quick Guide to SDN Resources

You’re probably familiar with Student Doctor Networks’ forum community. And if you’re reading this, you probably know that we publish articles intended to help you along your path from student to doctor. You may not be as familiar with some of the other resources SDN offers. This guide is intended to give you an overview of all the SDN resources you may find helpful.

Application Assistant: Enter your MCAT score, GPA, and race to learn your chance of gaining admission to at least one medical school based on official AAMC historic data. Generate a list of schools where matriculants’ statistics most closely match your data.

Articles and Interviews: Published every weekday, SDN articles cover topics ranging from application and study tips to specialty profiles to health care policy and more. Articles are written by a wide variety of students and experts and selected by a member-run Editorial Board who review all submissions for relevancy and accuracy. The Editorial Board welcomes submissions for consideration. Read more here.

DDSApplicants: A service for predental students that allows sharing of past applicant experiences with current applicants to provide a guide of what to expect. This site hosts hundreds of profiles detailing the qualifications and experiences of students from all backgrounds as they apply to dental school.

Exhibition Forums: Interact directly with vendors providing test prep, admissions prep, and career prep materials, including some providing discounts just for SDN members.

Forums: The forum community makes up the heart of the Student Doctor Network. Here, over 500,000 members from all stages of life and education come together to ask questions, discuss educational and career goals, and offer advice to those who come after them. Discussion topics include everything from note-taking strategies, handling text anxiety, and residency interview experiences to money management, parenting in school and pop culture. Through the SDN forums, members are able to connect with thousands of like-minded pre-meds, students, residents and physicians in a way only possible on the internet.

Interview Feedback and School Reviews: Read interview details and from hundreds of health professional schools as reported by other students after their interviews, and hear from students about their experiences at the health professional schools they attended. You can also contribute your own feedback and reviews.

MCAT Study Schedule: Download this comprehensive and intensive 3-month study schedule for iCal or Excel. Materials list and additional guidance available on the forums. You can find two 2015 MCAT-specific plans here and here.

MDApplicants: A service for premed students that allows sharing of past applicant experiences with current applicants to provide a guide of what to expect. This site hosts hundreds of profiles detailing the qualifications and experiences of students from all backgrounds as they apply to medical school.

Medical School Application Cost Calculator: There may be more expenses involved in applying to medical school than you anticipate. Answer some quick questions about your plans, and get an estimated total of the complete cost of the application process.

Scutwork.com: Read reviews of residency programs from residents and rotating students. Leave your own anonymous reviews to help students coming up behind you.

SDN Experts: SDN Experts allows students to have their questions answered by authorities in their field of interest. SDN’s panel of experts includes verified doctors, medical school faculty, admissions committee members, and pre-health advisors. Areas of expertise include undergrad planning, admissions, residency, interview preparation, research, many medical specialties, and more.

Specialty Selector: Learn about different medical specialties and take an assessment quiz to find out which specialties best match your values and personality.

StudySchedule.org: Plug in your MCAT test date, study availability, and test prep materials, and Study Schedule will create a customized study plan for you to follow.

Webinars: View past webinars and interview recordings on a variety of subjects including: an overview of the medical school application process; military medicine; financial aid; test prep; Q&A panels and more.