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From Audiology to Veterinary Medicine: We Help Students Become Doctors.
SDN Forums

One of the largest forums in the world, the SDN Forums is the heart of the Student Doctor Network.

News and Features

Key information, news and features for the pre-health and health professional student community.


Originally MDApplicants, Applicants is the original and largest social applications site for the pre-health student community from Audiology to Veterinary Medicine. Soon featuring over 16 years of interview feedback data.

Using proprietary technology, SDN members can create MCAT study schedules that tailor themselves and adjust on the fly.


The newest member of the SDN Media family. Scutwork features over 15 years of residency and fellowship program reviews. Soon to feature Anita Taylor’s “Residency Selector.” is undergoing a complete site update. Watch for more exciting news.

SDN Experts

Get advice and opinions from verified experts. From pre-health advisors to practicing doctors, SDN has brought together an expert team to provide our members free advice and guidance.

School Trends

Put big data to work for you. Over fifteen years of data on schools provides members the most accurate and in-depth school data available.

About SDN Media

Our nonprofit status, welcoming membership, and strong privacy policies set us apart.
Among Top 0.0001% of US Websites

SDN Media sites are ranked #682 of all US based websites, putting us among the top 0.0001% of all US Websites. SDN Media properties serve over 2.5 million unique visitors and 17 Million Views per month. Additionally, our membership is uniquely diverse in ethnicity, gender, and age. (Data: Quantcast, 01 November 2015)

  • Male to Female Ratio

    Equal representation of male to female students: a 50/50 split

  • Education Level

    74% of our members have college or graduate level education

  • Key Age Group

    62% of our members are aged 18-34 (2x Above National Average)

  • Minority Representation

    Above national average, with 11% African American, 18% Asian, 11% Hispanic, 2% Other

Our Team

Laura Turner
Laura Turner
Executive Director
Laura’s duties as executive director include business management, product development, and site strategy. She enjoys travel, running, and anything chocolate.
Lee Burnett
Lee Burnett
SDN Founder, IT Volunteer
As founder, Lee now volunteers his time with SDN consulting on infrastructure issues and providing long-range planning guidance. He enjoys traveling, sailing, sushi, and West Coast jazz.
Carol Gregory
Carol Gregory
Sponsorship Manager
As sponsorship manager, Carol works with organizations who want to support SDN’s mission through sponsorship opportunities. Carol loves traveling, sunny beaches, and working on her hobby – genealogy.
Christy Crisologo
Christy Crisologo
Communications Manager
As communications manager, Christy uses social media, news and features, webinars, and strategic partnerships to connect SDN members with helpful and relevant information. She enjoys cooking, reading, and family time with her husband and daughter.
Mary Beth Gable
Mary Beth Gable
Marketing Specialist
Ben Shapiro
Ben Shapiro
MS-I, Programming Intern
Michelle Penczak
Michelle Penczak
Team Assistant

Our Membership

The Student Doctor Network: students helping students.


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