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NWU Students, Alumni Make Up Over 15 Percent of Med School's Early Acceptance Program

Nine NWU students and alumni have been accepted to UNMC's College of Medicine early decision program — nearly 20 percent of the medical center's early acceptance pool.
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Nine NWU students and alumni have been accepted to UNMC's College of Medicine early decision program — nearly 20 percent of the medical center's early acceptance pool.

Eight Nebraska Wesleyan University students and alumni have been accepted to the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Medicine through the early decision program. 

This year’s early admission pool at UNMC accepted 50 students from across the country with NWU current students and recent graduates making up more than 15 percent of the pool.

“During their undergraduate program at NWU, regardless of their major, students are supported in their pre-medical courses with fantastic instruction, mentoring and advising,” said Cindy Marolf, assistant professor of biology and NWU’s pre-health advisor. 

Marolf also credits NWU’s active Pre-Health Club, which hosts a variety of pre-health professions speakers to help students find the right career path and help with identifying job shadow and volunteer experiences that are important to the medical school application process. In addition, NWU faculty advise students and provide valuable letters of recommendation for student applications.

“Because of this support, NWU has an impressive 87 percent acceptance rate to medical school,” said Marolf.

Students accepted to UNMC’s College of Medicine early decision program include:

  • Eli Lundak, senior
  • Dan Novinski, senior
  • Paul Wurtz, senior
  • Morgan Zabel, senior
  • Gwen Plouzek (’18)
  • Connor Springman (’18)
  • Garrett Lorenzen (’17)
  • Edson deOliveira (’16)