Medical student forums
- By: Matas Morkevicius
The internet is becoming one of the most important means of international communication. Medical student forums give students from different cultural backgrounds the opportunity to exchange their ideas and share their experiences about how to survive medical school.
The Student Doctor Network Forum at www.forums.studentdoctor.net is one of the most popular medical student discussion forums, which boasts more then 150 000 posts. This includes discussions on textbooks, suggestions on how to do well on clinical clerkships and impress your professors, also analysis of different medical specialties which helps you to make your own choice. Although the discussions are rather oriented toward US students, the medical student issues are pretty universal, so you will find relevant information no matter what your country of origin.
British medical students have their own forums at www.medschoolguide.co.uk/forum/index.php, with more then 2000 registered users. It contains a section for current medical students, with more than 3500