Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center

NUPOSS - The NUPOC Student Society

MPO 2020 at Adaptive Adventures, ChicagoThe 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.  


 MPO 2020 preparing cars for Go Baby Go event, Chicago  MPO 2020 participated in Ossur event  MPO 2020 participated in a prosthetics disassembly event, ROMP-Chicago

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.   

MPO 2020 at a prosthetics disassembly event, ROMP-Chicago

Selected Activities

Selected NUPOSS activities are represented below.

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.

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

NUPOC patch 

NUPOSS Officers

Jonathon Rymer, President
Kaitlin Lewallen, Vice President
Allison Borowicz, Treasurer
Madison Chrisman, 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


Community Engagement  

MPO 2020 at the Chicago Marathon, 2019 
NUPOSS volunteers assisted the 2019 Chicago Marathon.


Visit the NUPOSS Facebook page
 ​NUPOSS Facebook