Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center

NUPOSS - The NUPOC Student Society

NUPOSS 2019 at Adaptive Climbing ExpoThe 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 2019 assists with STEM programs for youth.  NUPOSS 2019 assists STEM programs for youth.  NUPOSS 2019 assists STEM programs for youth.

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

Selected NUPOSS activities are represented below. See an account of

NUPOSS Activities conducted by the  MPO Class of 2019-In Progress
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.

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

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

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

NUPOSS badge, MPO 2016-2017   

NUPOSS Officers

Abbey Senczyszyn, President
Emily Hanson, Vice President
Beth Petrovic, Treasurer
Maureen Connelly, 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

Visit the NUPOSS Facebook page
 ​NUPOSS Facebook