By: Emily Hua, Staff Writer
Newman University Medical Professional Club, a favorite campus club because of its resources and the opportunities it gives science majors, is back after going inactive for a year and a half.
The club, which went on hiatus because many of its organized events didn’t meet social distancing guidelines, is making new plans and has added new positions.
The executive board of NUMPC for the 2021-2022 school year consists of Marie Moore as president, Nicole Romero as vice president and Shayla To as secretary and treasurer.
This year, the executive board created new positions: NUMPC pre-professional representatives. The goal is to “have a point of contact for their specific concentration.” Moore said.
The new representative positions that the board has created are pre-medicine, pre-physician assistant, pre-dentistry, pre-pharmacy, pre-graduate school research, pre-optometry, and rural health scholars.
Two representatives will be chosen for each concentration, and if there are more than two applicants for each concentration, an election will be held.
The representatives will be hosting a meeting once a month to provide information about topics such as standardized exams, shadowing, interview skills, and submitting applications. The representatives also will meet with the board to discuss possible activities.
The goal of NUMPC for the 2021-2022 school year is to “bring back some of the outreach projects that were integral to NUMPC in the past. We hope to bring club-wide volunteering, publicize various opportunities, and cater specifically to the sophomores who didn’t have NUMPC last year,” Moore said.
The usual $5 dues for NUMPC will be waived this year.
NUMPC also hopes to improve communication with its club members, Moore said, as the executive board knows that not many of its club members are active on NUMPC Facebook page, which is its main communication method.
The club put on its first general meeting via Zoom on Sept. 16 and created an NUMPC GroupMe to serve as an alternative method of communication for club members.
Its first in-person general meeting will be held on Oct. 14 in Dugan Conference Center. Pizza will be provided.
If you are interested in joining the club, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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