Medical School

Pre-Med Pair Up

pmpulogoPre-Med Pair Up (PMPU) is a medical mentorship and global health awareness project that pairs pre-medical students with medical student mentors. Within these pairs, a welcoming environment is created and encourages pre-medical students to seek guidance and to prepare for application into medical school without fear of judgment.

In addition to the pairings, a master calendar of recommended steps for pre-medical students, a curriculum paired with a resource list to encourage volunteerism and promote understanding of various populations, and a monthly Email Blast with a featured topic focused on Health Disparities/Global Health were created. Through this program, both undergraduate and medical students will learn, discover, care, and lead as they invest in the lives of people locally and explore medical topics as they relate to people globally.
Join Pre-Med Pair Up

So you want to be a doctor?

Join Pre-Med Pair Up and learn how to navigate your undergraduate career as a pre-medical student and prepare for a future in medicine by partnering with medical students across the country.

Learn more and complete the application

Recommendations for Pre-Med Students

Prepare for application into medical school by reviewing our recommended steps by undergraduate year:

Volunteer Resource Lists

All volunteer experiences, whether health-related or not, are valuable and encouraged when applying to medical school and other graduate level programs. Select opportunities that you are genuinely interested in and willing to invest time in. Limit yourself to only a few. It is important to be able to talk about these during your interviews.

Global Awareness

Think beyond medical school applications, expand your horizon, and invest in the future by learning more about global health topics!

PMPU distributes a monthly Email Blast with a featured topic focused on Health Disparities/ Global Health. Sign up to receive our Email Blasts at and review our archives below: 

Community Engagement
PMPU was invited to showcase a poster at MCW’s Community Engagement Week 2017. This poster presentation featured the design and implementation of the mentorship program.

View poster (PDF)

Contact Information

General Inquiries

PMPU Leadership Team 2018-2019

Britta Bureau
Emilie Braun
Brenna Kelly

Faculty Mentors

Sara Lauck, MD
Erica Chou, MD

Undergraduate School Involvement

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Marquette University

PMPU was founded in 2015 by medical students at the Medical College of Wisconsin: Karen Thompson, Alexandria Ponkratz, and Margaret Gallagher, in collaboration with undergraduate student liaisons Elainna Jentz (UW-Oshkosh) and Sharie Madhusudhana (Marquette), under the guidance of prior faculty mentor Nicole St. Clair, MD.