Who can join PONSIST?
PONSIST is intended for surgical specialists only, but as soon as you start your surgical residency you can apply for access. Medical students will not be granted access upon application.
Retired surgeons are very welcome to join, in fact your presence is highly valuable to the world because of your vast experience.
How do I join PONSIST?
Click the yellow button on our homapage that says Apply For Free Access, fill out the application form and follow the instructions.
Keep in mind that the actual verification process is not an automated process and requires time to complete.
The verification process is strict, but you can help speed up your application by filling out all the requested details.
Why should I trust PONSIST?
A simple and valid question, yet difficult to answer.
Trust isn’t something to be taken lightly and your scepticism is fully understandable. Especially since we are aware that many companies and individuals have proven to not be very trustworthy after all.
We encourage you to explore every inch of this website and that includes our policies on the bottom of the page.
You'll soon discover that PONSIST takes three things extremely serious;
your privacy, your online safety and your trust.
If you have questions that aren’t covered to your satisfaction, feel free to send an email directly to the PONSIST founder at [email protected]
In what way is PONSIST different than other medical or social platforms?
The biggest differentiator of PONSIST is the fact that it’s not sponsored by third parties and we don't collaborate commercially with other parties. We are fully autonomous.
This means that any reason to collect and sell your data and any reason to influence your thoughts has no purpose.
We love privacy and we love being able to think for yourself!
PONSIST is the worlds first social media platform without advertisements and commercial ties.
Anything inside the platform is not public and is only accessible to verified members. The content is not accessible for web crawlers or index robots either. This means that whatever you share on PONSIST is only visible to other verified and subscribed surgeons. Allowing for leveled discussions with like minded professionals.
PONSIST allows surgical specialists to meet peers around the globe. It extends far beyond your personal networks.
Just give it go, apply for free access.
How do you verify me?
PONSIST performs several background checks to verify individuals. This is based on the combination of the details you will be required to provide upon applying for access.
You will not be able to enter the platform before this verification is complete.
The verification process is not an automated process and requires time to complete. We strive to complete the process within 24 hours, however it may take longer.
Should we encounter any difficulties when reviewing your application we will contact you directly.
Why is it necessary to be verified?
Unfortunately there are people that claim to be a surgeon who aren’t.
There will be people interested in finding a way in for various reasons.
The verification process is there to keep anyone that isn’t a surgeon (in training) out to make sure you are amongst surgical colleagues and friends.
Why should I join PONSIST?
As a surgeon you are always pressured;
Pressured to perform.
Pressured for time.
Pressured by management.
Pressured to have an answer to just about anything in your field of expertise.
At the same time the demands for administrative tasks keep increasing. You’re trying to maintain a personal life and you need to keep track of the latest research results, learn new technique and stay on top of the most recent developments in your field.
While PONSIST isn’t a magic wand that whisks all that pressure away, it sure is the easiest source of finding information within your surgical field. It saves time to have the best insights or the smartest tricks at the tip of your fingers.
Even better, PONSIST has a global reach. So at any given time, day or night, there will be peers available to think along with you. All you have to do is reach out.
How much does it cost to be a member of PONSIST?
PONSIST is currently free for all verified surgeons to use.
I’m not a surgeon, but I am a Health Care Professional, can I join the community?
PONSIST is a purely surgical community.
I am a medical student, can I join PONSIST?
As soon as you start your surgical training, you can apply for access.
If you are still in Med school, you need to have some patience before you can access to the platform.
And remember, you're not studying to pass an exam. You're studying because one day you'll be the only thing standing between your patient and the grave. Keep grinding and see you soon!
I work at a pharmaceutical or medical device company, can I join PONSIST?
PONSIST is made solely for surgeons and prides itself in being unsponsored and non commercial.
Pharmaceutical or Medical device companies are not able to join PONSIST.
I would like to make use of your surgical network, can we collaborate?
That highly depends, if you are looking to buy personal details of surgeons or if you are looking for a way to promote your products to surgeons, you didn’t come to the right place.
If you have a different angle, feel free to contact us at [email protected] and tell us how you'd like to collaborate.