About The Student Doctor Network

Helping Students Become Doctors

Student Doctor Network (SDN) was created in 1999 as a nonprofit service to help build a diverse doctor workforce by providing free advising resources, tools, and peer-support forums to those who would otherwise not have access to such services. SDN is published by CRG, a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization.

Who we serve

SDN brings together thousands of current and future healthcare students and professionals into one community where they can share information, offer guidance, and provide encouragement to their peers and those coming up behind them. Whether considering a gap year, struggling with the intensity of their classes, or navigating the Match, members can find someone who understands what they’re facing.

Our community includes most doctoral-level health fields:

Our Members

Our nearly 700,000 members are what make SDN a community. The SDN Forums, the core of our peer-support services, contain over 19 million posts covering all areas of the healthcare education process. Our diverse membership spans from high school students to attending physicians and reflects our mission to build a diverse doctor workforce.


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