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Undergraduate Premedical Scholars Program (NUPSP)

The Northwestern Undergraduate Premedical Scholars Program (NUPSP) is an early MD acceptance program for high-achieving Northwestern undergraduate students who have completed two full years of undergraduate study with a demonstrated commitment to a career in Medicine into Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 

NUPSP is for students who have committed to the Feinberg School of Medicine (FSM) as their program of choice and requires a binding decision on the part of both the applicant and the medical school.  Students must apply and are provisionally accepted during their third undergraduate year for matriculation into Feinberg after their fourth undergraduate year.  The program is not designed to be a fast-track to medical school.  Transfer students may apply if they meet the listed requirements and coursework was conducted at a similarly rigorous program.

Each year, approximately ten to fifteen NUPSP students are offered early acceptance to Feinberg.  The accepted student agrees to enter FSM in July/August of the calendar year after acceptance and, assuming all program provisions are met, Feinberg agrees to commit a seat to the applicant for that year.

NUPSP does not require program participants to take the MCAT Examination.

This program also supports and encourages program participants to engages in extra-academic exploration and activities during the academic year after acceptance and prior to medical school entry.

NUPSP program advising is available through your college adviser and the:

Health Professions Advising
1940 Sheridan Road, Evanston