Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center

NUPOSS - The NUPOC Student Society



MPO 2021 fundraising raffle The Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Student Society (NUPOSS) is an official Northwestern University student organization that falls under the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and strives to serve the interests of  NUPOC MPO students. Consistent with the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s competency-based education framework, NUPOSS provides opportunities for Prosthetics & Orthotics-related professional development, medical knowledge, scholarship, community engagement, service, effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Membership in NUPOSS is voluntary and open to current students. Students who are enrolled in the NUPOC MPO program may benefit most from membership in NUPOSS. NUPOC graduates who wish to be informed about NUPOSS activities may do so through the Northwestern University alumni network or the NUPOC Facebook.  

NUPOSS Mission Statement

NUPOSS provides enrichment opportunities through professional development activities and collaboration with P&O and related healthcare professions. We strive to foster an environment where students are enriched by mentorship and networking opportunities with P&O and healthcare professionals.   

Selected Activities

Service activities performed by each NUPOSS graduating cohort are represented below.

NUPOSS Activities conducted by the MPO Class of 2021 (In Progress) 
NUPOSS Activities conducted by the MPO Class of 2020
NUPOSS Activities conducted by the  MPO Class of 2019  
NUPOSS Activities conducted by the MPO Class of 2018  
NUPOSS Activities conducted by the MPO Class of 2017 
NUPOSS Activities conducted by the MPO Class of 2016 
NUPOSS Activities conducted by the MPO Class of 2015    

NUPOSS Officers, Duties and Terms

Elected officers serve from February 1 of the NUPOC onsite portion through January 31 of the following year. 

NUPOSS Officers, MPO 2021

President
i. Coordinates and organizes all activities
ii. Nominates individuals to ad hoc committees to help conduct duties and plan events
iii. Publicizes executive board applications every January
iv. Organizes elections for incoming MPO class
v. Organizes monthly meetings
vi. Coordinates NUPOC MPO Orientation activities and greet incoming MPO class

Vice President
i. Assists NUPOSS President in conducting duties
ii. Conducts presidential duties when President is absent
iii. Coordinates activities to facilitate networking, public relations and conferences

Treasurer
i. Manages NUPOSS funds
ii. Reimburses members for NUPOSS-related expenses

Secretary
i. Coordinates with faculty advisor to manage “Lunch-and-Learn” activities

ii. Documents meetings and disseminate notes to MPO students
iii. Organizes volunteer opportunities and activities

NUPOC patch 

NUPOSS Officers
2020-2021  

Brianna Wolin, President
Kevin Clark, Vice President
Becca Torres, Treasurer
Alyssa Rebensburg, Secretary

NUPOSS Faculty Co-Advisors

Michael L. Cavanaugh, CPO, NUPOSS Co-Advisor

Michael L. Cavanaugh, CPO

J. Chad Duncan, PhD, CPO, CRC 
J. Chad Duncan, PhD, CPO, CRC

 

 

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