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HONcode status
 
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
The Student Doctor Network
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:The Student Doctor Network
Web address:http://www.studentdoctor.net/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct646514
Date of initial review: 15 Jun 2000
Validity of certificate06 Jun 2011 - Jun 2013
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014

This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy



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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

The certified website is responsible for the content of its website, unless otherwise provided by law.

 

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
Editorial Board
  (31 May 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Doctor Network shall have the right, but not the obligation, to correct any errors or omissions in any Content, as it may determine in its sole discretion. The Student Doctor Network further reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to delete or remove any user content from the site and to deny the access of any member to all part of this site, at any time for any reason without prior notice or liability.
(27 May 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
We are a vibrant nonprofit organization of thousands of pre-health, health professional students and practicing doctors from across the United States and Canada. Membership is free.
The educational mission of SDN is to assist and encourage all students through the challenging and complicated healthcare education process and into practice.
  (27 May 2011) - Link

Audience: Health care professionals
 
We are a vibrant nonprofit organization of thousands of pre-health, health professional students and practicing doctors from across the United States and Canada.
  (27 May 2011) - Link

Purpose of the website
Nothing contained in The Student Doctor Network is intended to be instructional for medical diagnosis or treatment. The information should not be considered complete, nor should it be relied on to suggest a course of treatment for a particular individual. It should not be used in place of a visit, call, consultation or the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider.
  (27 May 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

All users and members are, by default, considered as non-medical professionals. Because of this, we recommend against sharing medical information on the site.
(27 May 2011) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Privacy Statement
  (27 May 2011) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
by Ashley Carter PhD1, Andrew Nguyen2
  (27 May 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

we recommend against sharing medical information on the site. However, if such information is shared, when not personal experience, the member should include links or other reference documenting the medical information.
(27 May 2011) - Link

Posted on 21 May 2011 - Site Update: 30 May 2011
  (31 May 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:
All posts are dated

05-23-2011 04:16 PM
(27 May 2011) - Link

5. Justification of claims
Not applicable
 

For the collaborative platform:

all member have the ethical, moral and legal responsibility to post truthful information.
(27 May 2011) - Link

6. User support and adequation
Contact form is available
Contact us
  (31 May 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
SDN is operated by the Coastal Research Group, a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization (which means any monies donated are also a write off for the donor).

  (27 May 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Entirely run by volunteers, SDN provides numerous Student Doctor Forums,

(27 May 2011) - Link

8. Advertising policy
Sponsor
  (31 May 2011) - Link

Forum sponsorships are available to businesses and organizations offering services that fit within SDN’s core mission.
Sponsor blocks are sold in three-month increments, with competitive flat rates based on expected forum traffic. Individual forums may have up to three sponsors, each with their own dedicated block directly above the posting area. This placement is an excellent way to establish a consistent presence with your target audience.
  (27 May 2011) - Link

Conflicts of Interest Statement
Because SDN is a free and independent resource, all partners, advertisers, sponsors and underwriters have no editorial input or oversight of SDN members, content or materials.
  (27 May 2011) - Link

Additionally, advertising is clearly marked as such, with the title “advertisement” added when it is near content.
  (27 May 2011) - Link

Not applicable
 

For the collaborative platform:

Don’t advertise (SPAM).
(27 May 2011) - Link

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