Tools and resources to help you succeed in your Medical education journey

Created for students, by students to help build a diverse doctor workforce

SDN brings together thousands of current and future medical students into one community where you can share information, offer guidance, and provide encouragement to peers and those coming up behind you. Whether considering a gap year, struggling with the intensity of your classes, or navigating the Match, you can find someone who understands what you’re facing.
Enter your test date, study availability, and test prep materials to receive a customized and adaptive MCAT study plan.
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Take an assessment quiz to find out which specialties best match your values and personality.
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Discover details about interviews and student experiences at medical schools reported by students after their interviews.
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MD vs. DO: What is the Difference?

DOs (osteopathic physicians) are the legal and professional equivalents of MDs (allopathic physicians). They practice in all areas of medicine and compete with MDs for residencies and in the job market. Learn more.

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Who we help in the Medical community

Pre-med students who want to successfully apply to medical school.

Current medical students seeking guidance on rotations and residency decisions.

Practicing physicians who want to collaborate with colleagues.