– Social Network For Physicians

Socialmd.comAre you a medical student preparing for USMLE exams? Are you applying for residency programs? SocialMD is a new medical social networking site that can help you find study partners, residency interview partners and much more. Whether you are a medical student, resident, fellow or physician you will find that SocialMD is a good place to meet and network with other medical professionals.

If you’re a student preparing for USMLE exams, you will be able to search for and get introduced to other students who are also preparing for and planning on writing the exams around the same time as you. SocialMD can also help you network with the appropriate people while applying for residency programs. If you are scheduled for an interview with a residency program, you can search for others who also have interviews scheduled there as well as search for current residents in that program. You can also read the latest medical news from various news sources, meet physicians offering jobs, meet physicians looking for jobs, and read a collection of physician blogs. Even though the site is currently focused on the medical student/resident community, they are planning to extend the platform to include more services targeted towards practicing physicians. SocialMD is free and it just takes a minute to sign up. In Their Own Words

“SocialMD has been founded to facilitate the free flow of information among Medical Students, Residents, Fellows and Physicians. SocialMD is run by Oviya Technologies Inc. Oviya Technologies, based in Chicago, has been founded by a software professional with over 10 years of experience developing e-commerce applications for Fortune 500 companies and a Family Practice Physician. and are two popular websites that were also created by Oviya Technologies. SocialMD was created in response to feedback from users of who were looking for networking tools that better suit the needs of the medical community.”

Why It Might Be A Killer

SocialMD seems to be a great casual networking tool for physicians. Medical professionals can join different blogs to share insights, learn from each other’s experiences, or discuss patient care. SocialMD opens possibilities for not just the medical community, but for advertisers too. Big pharmaceutical companies are spending millions each year marketing to doctors. SocialMD provides advertisers an effective mean to reach a highly targeted audience.

Some Questions About

Is there a need for another medical social networking site? There are already many medical social networks and physician community sites, such as,,, and, among others. Will they be able to compete with fast growing online communities created for physicians like