Caryn Sanders-Marcus has worked for nearly 20 years in higher education. For 10 years she served as the Assistant Director and Instructor for the highly selective BA/BS-MD program (the GPPA Medicine Program) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine.
In her role with the GPPA Medicine program Caryn directed the admission process by reviewing applications, interviewing applicant finalists, and selecting students for offers of admission. She also advised and counseled current GPPA Medicine students as they completed their undergraduate careers and matriculated to medical school. The GPPA Medicine program is non-binding, allowing students to apply to other medical schools. Caryn assisted GPPA Medicine students with their medical school applications and has helped to place students in the top medical schools in the country. In addition to Caryn's administrative and advisory roles she taught the GPPA Medicine course, The Evolution of Medicine. Caryn is an Associate Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association, member of the Association of American Medical Colleges and the BA/BS- MD affiliate group, National Association for College Admission Counseling, and the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions.
Hailing from Annapolis, Maryland, Caryn completed her BA and MS at UIC, where she was a scholarship student-athlete and captain of the women’s gymnastics team. She also holds a certificate in non-profit management from UIC. Most recently she completed the freelance journalism course with the Writer's Studio at the University of Chicago.