Medical school acceptance rates for North Park students over the past 20 years regularly top 85 percent—much higher than the national average of 46 percent.
Our students enter prestigious medical schools and competitive graduate programs in the sciences at such leading schools as Duke, Harvard, Mayo Medical School, Northwestern, Princeton, Rush Medical College, University of Chicago, University of Illinois, and the University of Washington. North Park graduates go on to successful careers throughout the fields of medicine, health care, scientific research, and more.
Without significant increases in the caliber of our facilities, future students will not be as fully prepared to succeed in increasingly competitive fields. Your investment in a premier science program at North Park will enable us to educate and prepare tomorrow’s vital scientists and valued health care professionals.
North Park provided the foundation for my work today, conducting and disseminating breast cancer research nationally and internationally. I was well-prepared for a very rich and rewarding nursing career, and inspired to pursue lifelong learning. New laboratories for today’s nursing students will produce graduates with an even greater competitive edge to start a career or go on to graduate school.
Studying Biology at North Park gave me an outstanding foundation to succeed in medical school at Rush and beyond. New laboratories and resources at the University will heighten the level of education that our professors are providing for students, and support their dedication to molding young scientists into well-rounded professionals.
Ashley Balsam, M.D. C’2002
Internal Medicine/Pediatric Resident
University of Minnesota Medical Center
North Park helped me to grow in my faith in an affirming and supportive environment. The new Science and Community Life Building will further enrich this environment, providing both a vital hub for science education and a valued gathering place. I am grateful that my two daughters, who are both at North Park, will benefit from this important addition to campus.