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International Admission Counselors

Greg Friedman

Greg Friedman

Associate Director of International Admission

Hi, my name is Greg.

I grew up in Massachusetts but also lived and worked in China for three years. In college I majored in Chinese Language and Literature and Psychology and I completed multiple language immersion programs. Prior to joining MCPHS I worked for an education consulting firm that specialized in international student recruitment where I had the opportunity to travel frequently to China and South Korea. Since joining MCPHS, I have traveled extensively in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and India to meet with prospective students. In my career I have counseled thousands of international students on how to pursue their dreams of studying in the United States.

If you're interested in healthcare, MCPHS is where you should be. Our location in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area, one of the world's top healthcare destinations, will prepare you for a rewarding career as a health professional. I look forward to working with you and to seeing if MCPHS is the right fit.

Contact me if you are from China, Macao, or Taiwan. 我会讲中文

Telephone: +1.508.373.5714
Email: greg.friedman@mcphs.edu


Paul Notar

Paul Notar

Associate Director of International Admission

Hi, my name is Paul.

As an admission counselor, I help students understand their career options in the healthcare sector.

The pharmaceutical industry is making major advances in treatments for cancer, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, and many other ailments. Recent advances in clinical research techniques and new drug therapies represent major opportunities to get patients back on the path to health and wellness.

The medical field as a whole is expanding rapidly. Career options range from Medical Doctor to Healthcare Equity Analyst to Genetics Researcher. At MCPHS, we're here to help you understand the myriad of options available to you.

Regardless of the healthcare pathway you choose, a degree from MCPHS signals to employers and graduate schools that you've completed a rigorous curriculum and that you’re serious about a career in healthcare.

Contact me if you’re from the Middle East or Africa. أنا أتكلم العربية

Telephone/Whatsapp: +1.518.669.1221
Email: paul.notar@mcphs.edu


Ita Hermouet

Ita Duron

Executive Director of Global Strategies & International Programs

Hello, my name is Ita.

I have a Honduran heritage and was raised in America but lived most of my life in Europe. I have had the chance to develop exchange and academic programs with universities in Latin America, Asia, Europe, Oceania and Africa. I have visited university cities all over the world and Boston is by far the college town with the most intellectual activity and professional potential I have ever seen. I have a BS in Business Administration, a License in International Marketing, and an MA in International Studies with a concentration in Intercultural Communication.

At MCPHS, we work closely with professionals in all healthcare fields, both in the United States and in your home country. I follow the healthcare industry here and abroad and work hard to make the right contacts in your home country so you can build your resume both in the US and at home, giving you a competitive advantage when you enter the job market. Ask me questions about the trends in the healthcare industry in your country. I would love to discuss.

Contact me if you're a student from any country who wants to know more about transferring your US healthcare degree back to your home country. You can also contact me with any questions regarding collaboration agreements with our institution. Ich kann Deutsch sprechen. Posso parlare Italiano. Je parle français. Hablo Español.

Telephone: +1.832.578-8188
Email: ita.duron@mcphs.edu


Rene Cabrera

Rene Cabrera

Senior Director of Admission

Hi, my name is Rene.

I have been immersed in international admissions at MCPHS for over six years. In this time, I have helped international students pursue an education that will lead to an exciting career in healthcare. It is a privilege to meet so many wonderful students from so many countries during my recruitment trips abroad. Please reach out to me with your questions! I look forward to connecting with you.

Contact me if you are from Malaysia, Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, or Vietnam.

Cell: +1.607.592.3030
Email: rene.cabrera@mcphs.edu


Christina Cormier

Christina Cormier

Associate Director of Admission

Hi, my name is Christina.

I have worked at MCPHS University for about five years. I majored in health education and psychology. Before MCPHS I worked as a teacher and completed a master’s in education administration and also worked in other areas of higher education.

I chose to come work at MCPHS because of its location and commitment to career and global education. My favorite part of the job is traveling all over North America to connect with alumni and students interested in building opportunities in healthcare. Boston is a great city with endless opportunities in the Longwood Medical Area. The best lecture on healthcare in Boston that I attended was by Dr. Paul Farmer. Ask me about it sometime.

I look forward to working with students in their admission process and want to answer any and all questions you have about MCPHS University.

Contact me if you are interested in applying as a freshman from Canada, or as a transfer or graduate student from all countries (including Canada).

Cell: +1 857.321.9036
Email: christina.cormier@mcphs.edu 


Cicci XiaCicci Xia

Senior Program Officer

Hello, my name is Cicci.

I am from China and currently live in Beijing. I grew up surrounded by a family of educators who inspired me travel abroad to Canada to complete my Bachelors before going to work in the education field.

I love working with students and helping them understand the many options available to them through our undergraduate, graduate and PhD programs in the business and healthcare fields. As the Senior Program Officer for MCPHS at MCPHS I hope to help more students realize their dreams and achieve success in their goals.

As a specialty school, MCPHS University has trained many professionals in the health care industry. MCPHS students have the great fortune of studying in the Longwood Medical Area and have the opportunity to learn from world renowned institutions and hospitals.

Contact me if you’re from China or Macao!
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Telephone: +1.213.274.5229
WeChat: MCPHS-UNIV
Email: yang.cicc.xia@mcphs.edu


Shishir Upadhyaya

Shishir Upadhyaya

Senior International Advisor

Hi, my name is Shishir.

I’m a new member of the international admission team and I’m excited to work with you. I have a Master of Science in Biotechnology and Master of Business Administration in Health Industry Management. I studied and lived in Canada for more than three years.

I have more than 11 years of work experience in healthcare in increasingly complex roles and responsibilities. Before joining MCPHS, I managed operations in India for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. I really enjoy working with students and helping them make informed programs and career decisions.

Contact me if you are from India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka.

Telephone: +91.9717175371
Email: shishir.upadhyaya@mcphs.edu


Carolyn Mase

International Admissions Counselor

Hi, my name is Carolyn.

I grew up in Massachusetts and also spent time living in Spain while completing my undergraduate degree. My bachelor’s degree is in Spanish and I am currently studying for my master’s degree in higher education administration.

I chose to work at MCPHS because of the university’s passion and dedication to helping students excel in their studies and given fields. Boston is a lively city that comes with countless opportunities for students from all backgrounds. I am grateful to live in such an amazing city while working with students to help them through the admission process.

Contact me if you’re an international student who has any questions about immigration or applying for a visa. Hablo Español!

Cell/Whatsapp: 1.617.906.3856
Email: carolyn.mase@mcphs.edu


Judy Kang, International Admission Counselor

Heaock (Judy) D. Kang

Korean Admission Counselor
Special Institutional Agreements Coordinator

Hi, my name is Heaock (Judy) Kang Do.

I came to America as an international student and have mostly lived in Maryland. I have been working with students as a teacher and counselor for 35 years.

Since 2015, I have been helping international students from South Korea apply to MCPHS University. I also coordinate the MOU efforts between MCPHS University and Korean educational institutions to help create internship and research experiences.

Contact me if you are from South Korea. 나는 한국어를 사용합니다

USA Phone: +1.443.621.2625
Korea Phone: +82 10 4416 0309
Email: heaock.do@mcphs.edu


MCPHS works with representatives in many countries who assist us with providing information about the University and with guiding prospective international students through our application process,. To verify that an individual or organization is an authorized representative of MCPHS University, you may contact us at international.admission@mcphs.edu or +1.617.732.2188.

MCPHS University does not encourage or discourage the use of education consultants, study abroad agencies, or similar services.

MCPHS University’s applications for admission are free and online. Learn more about our application process.

Payment of tuition should always be made directly to MCPHS, and should never be made through a representative or any other go-between. We have a secure payment system on our website, and will give you the link to this payment platform only after you have been accepted for admission and have been given an official MCPHS student identification number. Should you have any doubts, please contact us directly.