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Pre-Med and Pre-Health Student Groups

Chinatown Clinic Health Initiative

The Chinatown Clinic Health Initiative works to fundraise and create health educational materials for a free clinic in Cermak Chinatown.We hold multiple fundraisers every quarter. Translators also go up to the clinic every week. We also hold an annual health fair for Chinatown residents every spring quarter.

Who should join?

Anyone who is interested in helping with a free clinic that provides primary healthcare to the indigent public. Students with backgrounds in fundraising, patient interaction, and health education as well as anyone else are welcome to join the group.

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Community Health Corps (CHC)

Community Health Corps (CHC) is a grass roots student run organization that aims to empower individuals to better manage their health in the Evanston and Skokie areas. CHC's volunteers launched and operate the HIRCULES (Health Information Resource Centers Utilizing Libraries in Evanston and Skokie) Health Hub, where they help community members navigate through their health related questions and connect individuals to existing health information and resources. In addition, through a unique partnership with the American Red Cross, CHC recruits and trains students to be trainers in CPR/First Aid/AED courses in order to provide these trainings free of charge to underserved populations in our community.

Who should join?

All pre-health students are eligible to volunteer with CHC. 

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GlobeMed

We partner different universities across the country with grassroots organizations from across the world to address health disparities in specific communities. We train and educate students in global health equity issues and empower them to continue making global health a part of their life beyond college.

Who should join?

Our organization is open to all specialties, as improving the quality of healthcare in vulnerable communities requires knowledge beyond that used in engineering. We are targeting students interested in helping us expand our own presence on campus and are willing to support individual initiatives. We are also seeking help with fundraising to also contribute to our expansion.

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NU Pre-Dental Society (NUPDS)

Northwestern Pre-dental society (NUPDS) strives to unite NU pre-dental students and serves as a resource as students explore careers in oral healthcare or prepare enter to dental school. NUPDS is focused on educating students about career options in dentistry and offering support to undergraduates navigating pre-dental preparations including course requirements, volunteer opportunities, and DAT test preparation. NUPDS also aims to strengthen networking connections with dental professionals and students in the greater Chicago area as well as within the NU community.

Who should join??

We are open to anyone who has any interest in dentistry as a career choice or otherwise.

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Minority Association of Pre-Med Students at Northwestern (MAPS)

The Minority Association of Pre-Med Students at Northwestern (MAPS), formerly One Step Before, serves the minority premedical students of Northwestern University by providing valuable information that premedical students need prior to attending medical school, via meetings, workshops, events, etc. MAPS works diligently to try to stimulate the interests of premedical students at Northwestern University, in the medical field by encouraging and promoting all minorities in medicine.

Who should join?

While MAPS is dedicated to the minority community, it is not exclusive to minorities, and is open to any and all premedical students. It is also open to any student interested in health-related fields. Students are welcome to come to MAPS' general meetings, and are encouraged to join the MAPS listserv.

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Pre-Veterinary Society at Northwestern University

The purpose of the Pre-Veterinary Society at Northwestern University is to encourage the diverse science of veterinary medicine and to stimulate and strengthen interests in the competitive field. The objectives of the Pre-Veterinary Society are to educate students interested in a career in veterinary medicine through guest lectures, meetings and community service. The society will aid students in understanding the admissions process, promote connections between pre-veterinary students, and provide resources and guidance through the support of the pre-med/pre-health advisers at the University Academic Advising Center.

Who should join?

The group is open to all students who are pursing a pre-veterinary agenda on their path to veterinary school.

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Pre-Med Peer Mentoring Program (PPMP)

The purpose of PPMP is to provide incoming pre-med students with a peer mentor to offer support and guidance. They offer a 1-to-1 mentor-mentee system as well as open office hours to accommodate all different needs of busy pre-med students. 

Who should join?

PPMP is open to all pre-medical undergraduate students at Northwestern University.

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Spreading Healthcare Awareness through Reciprocal Education (SHARE)

The purpose of SHARE is to become better educated healthcare students and develop critical thinking skills to become well-informed healthcare professionals and influence policy reform through reciprocal education. They meet bimonthly to encourage discussion surrounding journal articles about a chosen topic, including political, cultural, gender, and other social determinants of health affecting healthcare today.

Who should join?

SHARE is open to all pre-medical undergraduate students at Northwestern University.

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Undergraduate Premedical Society (UPS)

The purpose of UPS is to provide undergraduate premedical students at Northwestern University with a resource on campus that will help them pursue their life as pre-medical students, and help create a  sense of community among students interested in careers in medicine. Further, we strive to empower students in the medical school admissions process, as well as in their studies in required classes.

Who should join?

UPS is open to all pre-medical undergraduate students at Northwestern University. Email for more information.

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