Student Doctor Network: A Community Created For Students, By Students

Student Doctor Network (SDN) was created by medical students in 1999 as a nonprofit service. Its goal: to provide free advising resources, tools, and a peer-support forum community to those who would otherwise not have access to such services.

SDN brings together hundreds of thousands of current and future healthcare students and professionals into one community where they can share information and offer guidance. Students can provide encouragement to their peers and those coming up behind them as well as seek advice from vetted experts. 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.

The SDN community includes most doctoral-level health fields:
Medical (MD - Allopathic and DO - Osteopathic)Dental (DDS and DMD)Optometry (OD)Pharmacy (PharmD)Podiatry (DPM)Psychology (PsyD and PhD)Rehabilitation Sciences (AuD, OTD, DPT, PhD)Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Confidential Expert Advice

Have questions about the admissions process or your specific application? Get your questions answered by our vetted experts to help you through college and into health professional school. Our vetted experts include admissions committee members, pre-health advisors, and current practitioners and residents.

Anonymous versions of the questions are then published based on the discretion of the Confidential Expert Advice team.

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Premed Planner: Plan Your Path To Medical School

Track your progress from freshman year of college all the way to medical school with HPSA’s Premed Planner Application. 

As the requirements for medical school continue to increase and the process becomes more competitive, the Premed Planner App was developed to help all students maximize their chances of a successful medical school application. To help you track your progress while preparing to apply to medical school, the app provides:

  • Application process overview
  • Premedical course timeline
  • Volunteering, shadowing, and clinical experience expectations
  • Ability to log and track hours, along with notifications to remind you to log your activity hours
  • Track certifications and get reminders when they need to be renewed

Available for both iOS and Android devices. As always, HPSA’s resources are provided through the generous support of donors and sponsors. Personal data is not tracked, and you may download your information at any time.

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StudySchedule: Your Personalized MCAT Study Schedule

StudySchedule generates a customized and adaptive plan for the MCAT based on your test date, study materials, and knowledge base. Use your dashboard to track your progress, make adjustments, and integrate your schedule into your favorite calendar app.

StudySchedule is provided at no cost through the generous support of HPSA donors and sponsors.

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