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International Admission Counselors

Paul Notar
Senior Associate Director of International Admission

+1.518.669.1221
Paul.Notar@mcphs.edu

I have been working in the field of international student enrollment since 2011. I joined MCPHS in 2016 and now work with applicants from Africa and the Middle East.

These two vast and heterogenous regions of the world represent a variety of unique education and healthcare systems. Many MCPHS students will return home after graduation to help improve the public health infrastructure or provide direct clinical healthcare services.

The Longwood Medical Area (LMA) of Boston is the optimal setting to gain the academic and professional experience to launch a career in healthcare. As you progress through your tenure at MCPHS, you will grow and learn along with many likeminded students, researchers, and clinicians. The admission process is partly an introduction to the different ways you can leverage this unique setting to advance your career, and then potentially proceed to help improve health outcomes in your home country.

I look forward to helping you in your healthcare journey.

Aakash Bablani
Senior Associate Director of Recruitment - South Asia

+91 97171 53171
aakash.bablani@mcphs.edu

Contact me if you are from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan or any other country in South Asia.

Hi, my name is Aakash. I am from New Delhi, India. I completed my Bachelors and Master's degree in Commerce from India. I'm an international education professional with nine years of experience counseling students from South Asia to get admission in various Universities abroad.

At MCPHS, I'm responsible for helping students from South Asia reach their academic and professional goals. At MCPHS we help Indian students connect with American and Indian healthcare industry professionals. I travel round the year all over India to meet students and families to assist them with any queries.


Kevin Liu
Associate Director of International Admission

+86-185-1016-2676
Zhiyu.liu@mcphs.edu
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Contact me if you are from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macao, Singapore, or Mongolia.

I'm originally from Inner Mongolia, China and currently live in Beijing. Since 2009 I have been providing consulting services for students aspiring to become healthcare professionals and have counseled thousands of students over the course of my career. I find immense excitement in my work because I have witnessed many of my students achieving their dreams through this journey, and I take pride in being a small part of their success.

These students have gone on to become doctors, pharmacists, nurses, dentists, and, in a broader sense, healthcare professionals. I firmly believe that when you improve a life, you contribute to improving the world. Embarking on a path in healthcare education is not an easy decision, and whenever you have concerns, face obstacles, or feel discouraged, I want you to know that I am here to support you every step of the way.


Long Boc
Senior Program Officer

+84 933.869.008
long.boc@mcphs.edu
Tôi có thể nói tiếng Việt.

Contact me if you are from Southeast Asia.

Hi, my name is Long. I grew up and currently live in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Since graduating from university, I have been working in the education industry, taking on various roles. My primary focus has been to provide more educational opportunities for students and assist them in achieving their goals.

If you aspire to pursue higher education in the dynamic fields of healthcare and life sciences, MCPHS would be the best choice for you. With its location in the Longwood Medical and Academic area, and extensive and esteemed history in life sciences education, MCPHS prepares students for successful careers in healthcare and helps them achieve their professional goals.

If you are studying and living in Southeast Asia and wish to explore this opportunity further, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would be delighted to provide you with more information.

Krista LaVack
Associate Director of International Admission

+1.857.321.2092
krista.lavack@mcphs.edu

Hello, my name is Krista. I am a Canadian citizen with U.S. permanent residency, and I reside in northern New York along the U.S.-Canada border. I earned a Bachelor's degree in Canada and studied abroad in Thailand as part of my undergraduate program. I also have an M.S.Ed. in Information & Communication Technology with a concentration in Organizational Leadership.

Prior to coming to MCPHS, I worked in all areas of international education at a university in New York for more than 20 years. Now, I am pleased to continue my career journey with MCPHS University. I am drawn to the MCPHS commitment of delivering immersive educational experiences and its focus on the career outcomes of their graduates in the healthcare industry. I look forward to working with you to confirm your higher education journey as well as your professional goals!

Andrew Park
Assistant Director of International Admission

+82 10-8410-6988
andrew.park@mcphs.edu
I speak Korean and am located in Seoul.

Hi, my name is Andrew. I first came to the United States when I was 11. I went to elementary school in Maryland, high school in Michigan and Oregon and I came to Boston for Undergraduate in 2002. I was a pre-med student when I studied at Boston University but as I had an interest in Business, I graduated also with a Business minor. Utilizing my background in science and business, I worked for L'Oreal as a Regulatory Specialist but because I found a passion in education, I came back to Boston in 2014 for an MEd in Educational Leadership. Prior to joining MCPHS, I worked with international students around the world to help them matriculate to their dream colleges, especially in the Boston-Cambridge area and I was most happy when my students achieved their academic goals.

If you are interested in becoming a healthcare professional, it's no doubt that Boston and MCPHS is the place to be. Boston is a global center for higher education with over 50 colleges and universities and Boston and Cambridge are home to almost 1,000 biotechnology companies. On top of that, MCPHS is located in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area, home to the world's leading medical institutions. With my background in Science, Business, and Education and with the exceptional location and the best resources available, I look forward to walking with you during your journey here at MCPHS.

Heaock (Judy) D. Kang
Korean Admission Counselor Special Institutional Agreements Coordinator

+1.443.621.2625
+82 10 4416 0309
HeaockJudy.Do@mcphs.edu
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Hi, my name is Heaock (Judy) K. Do. I came to America as an international student in 1982 and after graduation with MA. Education, 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. I also coordinate the MOU efforts

Lauren Scott
Senior Assistant Director of Admission

+1.860.639.9907
Lauren.Scott@mcphs.edu

Hello, my name is Lauren and I grew up in Connecticut and Indiana, where I completed my BS in Kinesiology and minored in Psychology. During that time I studied abroad in Australia and used summer breaks to travel the US before spending 27 months in Eswatini, Africa as a US Peace Corps Volunteer. Upon returning to the US, I completed my MS in Professional Communications with a concentration in Public Relations outside of Boston, MA.

Prior to coming to MCPHS, I worked with international refugees and asylum seekers, and international students in the private sector, non-profits, and other universities. I truly enjoy being connected to the global community and helping students pursue their dreams at such a strong and deeply rooted institution. MCPHS allows me to work with a diverse and motivated group of individuals with strong desires to serve others and I feel great knowing that our students will be able to find their passion and future dream career with us.

Greg Friedman
Director of International Admission

+1.774.217.1134
greg.friedman@mcphs.edu
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Hi, my name is Greg. I grew up in Massachusetts and lived and worked in China for three years. In college, I majored in Chinese Language and Literature and Psychology and completed multiple language immersion programs. Before joining MCPHS, I worked for an education consulting firm specializing 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, India, Thailand, and Vietnam 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 seeing if MCPHS is the right fit.

Ita Duron
Executive Director of Global Strategies & International Program

+1.832.578-8188
ita.duron@mcphs.edu
Ich kann Deutsch sprechen. Posso parlare Italiano. Je parle français. Hablo Español.

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.

International Transfer and I-20 Counselors

Janice Tsang
Associate Director International Admission Transfer/Graduate

1.617.732.2970
janice.tsang@mcphs.edu

Contact me if you have would like to transfer foreign credit from your previous studies towards a MCPHS program.

Hi, my name is Janice. I am a local Bostonian who grew up and went to school in the city. I have lived abroad in China and New Zealand, but Boston will always be my home. Having experienced the college life here, it is very exciting for me to introduce the city and the wide array of opportunities to international students from all over the world. At MCPHS, I love to meet and counsel students who are passionate about learning and helping others. In a large healthcare hub like Boston, the city offers the best resources for students to become professional practitioners and to learn about the cutting-edge innovations in the industry.

In my role, I help students who have completed university courses outside of the United States and who wish to transfer credit towards a MCPHS program. I care deeply about helping each student create a successful plan at MCPHS in order to meet their career goals.

Please email international.admission@mcphs.edu for assistance.