One summer night in the desert, a young physician was awoken by a phone call at 3 a.m. and had to hurry in to the hospital to perform an emergency procedure. Like all other medical professionals, the young physician was well-conditioned for the challenges that came with a career in medicine— occasional late-night phone calls and graveyard shifts, emergency situations that require bold decisions, and finding strength to comfort other human beings at their most vulnerable. When he arrived at the Emergency Room that night, rather than feel fearful or out-of-place, the physician was instantly relieved when he saw the smiles and welcoming support of his fellow colleagues who, like him, understood the ups and downs that come with this lifestyle. The vision for SocialRounds was born.
SocialRounds is designed as a place for medical professionals of all ages, genders, and backgrounds to network, meet friends, and even find a romantic partner. Whether it’s rehashing the day’s events at happy hour, exchanging ideas during a stimulating conference, or sharing stories over a candlelit dinner, we believe that medical professionals understand and have a strong bond with one another. If you're a nurse or resident physician moving to a new city, a paramedic looking to meet a companion who can understand your schedule, a pharmacy student looking to meet a study partner, or a medical sales rep hoping to gain more visibility— here is your opportunity to make instant connections in medicine.
Want to meet other like-minded professionals or students? — on this site you’ll have the ability to instantly search for and message individuals based on their profession and field of interest. Looking to discuss a general topic in medicine?— you can browse through our discussion boards to get career advice, hear out about networking events, or find a roommate in a new city. Are you in pharmaceutical sales? — using our Vendors portal you can advertise your new products to a large community of young medical professionals. Or, just curious to see what’s inside? — after a quick and free sign-up, you can visit your home page to keep up with the updated medical news feed and start collecting friends with the “favorites” option.
SocialRounds has been a long and exciting endeavor, with the input of many medical professionals and students along the way. Say the founders: “we hope that SocialRounds gives us medical professionals, trainees, and students a spirit of happiness and community, a venue to meet one another— this is the place for us”.