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Doctrs.com: A new network for physicians

Doctrs.com is the newest addition to my list of biomedical community sites (containing 34 items now). It’s an exclusive social net for physicians that was founded by Michael Kamleitner and Lukas Zinnagl in 2008, according to the FAQ page.

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Such a community has to fight two major problems:

1) The lack of participation: There are more and more communities online, but none of them could achieve serious participation from scientists and doctors from around the world. I’m curious to see how Doctrs.com will try to solve this problem.

2) How to make sure only physicians register: Users must provide credentials or use license number or use the method of Doctrs.com:

Doctrs is currently only accepting E-Mail adresses of various selected hospitals and clinics, mainly in German, Austria and Switzerland. If you feel your hospital or practice is missing then please do not hesitate to drop us an inquiry to integate your E-mail adress at support@doctrs.com

Currently we are only serving selected number of hospitals and clinics. Due to the amount of worldwide Universities, Clinics and private practices we are not able to include all of them. If yours is missing please do not hesitate to drop us an e-mail at support@doctrs.com and your place of work, respectively its e-mail adress will be granted access

Good luck, guys!

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  1. I feel overwhelmed by the proliferation of such sites in the last year. Is this driven by the sense that there is a financial profit to be made or is it ignorance of what is currently available, perhaps because of development delay? What suggestions do people have about choosing a site?

    February 2, 2009
  2. i5invest #

    hi berci and deidre!

    thanks a lot for including us in your list berci! i am one of the founders of doctrs and i am an MD myself. I know that there has been a plethora of such doctors only networks, yet we only see them in the US, not in europe.

    Obviously there is always some financial interest involved, but honestly the actual reason why we started is because I simply lost contact with all my collegues when i graduated from university. I rarely see any of them on XING, which is mostly because doctors simply have different needs than people working in the private business area.

    The verification process is truly difficult and ambivalent. I am sure there are plenty of doctors on FB and we would love to integrate FB connect – but how can you verify then or is it going to be a self-regulating process?

    well, thanks again and let’s see how it develops
    lukas

    February 3, 2009
  3. really this is useful information.

    February 5, 2009

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