MCPHS Peer Mentors


(Pictured above: 2019-2020 Peer Mentors)

MCPHS Peer Mentor Program is devoted to creating an environment for growth, development, and success for all students. Providing first-year students with the support needed to reach their full potential and beyond by pairing students with seasoned Peer Mentors serving as catalysts for the successful transition of first-year students at MCPHS University.

Program Goals

  • To assist students transitioning to MCPHS and provide them with resources to support their academic success.

  • To provide an additional resource for the students to gain knowledge about their specific majors.

  • To provide students with an additional support system and another point of contact to ease their transition to college and academic success.

  • To foster leadership and mentorship in Peer Mentors through their responsibilities.

  • To provide mentees with support and resources to help them transition to college life at MCPHS.

  • To help and support mentees with academic or personal challenges faced during their first year at MCPHS University.

  • To promote diversity creating an inclusive and welcoming environment where all MCPHS community members can thrive.


Senior Peer Mentors

Senior Peer Mentors (SPM) serve as liaisons between the peer mentors and Center for Academic Success and Enrichment (CASE) staff. SPMs have at least one year of Peer Mentor experience at MCPHS University, and work with new and returning peer mentors to enhance the mission of CASE and the overall peer mentor program.

 

Felicia Wang

I am a fifth year Doctor of Pharmacy student with a minor in Business Management. I am one of the Senior Peer Mentors, and this is my fourth year in the Peer Mentor Program. I love getting the opportunity to co-facilitate the Into to the Major courses and offering students an insight into their majors, as well as navigating the university during their first years and beyond. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns regarding ITM or the Peer Mentor Program!






Praneet Naik

Being an international student from Canada, my first year experience was difficult and very different but easier to adjust with the help of my Peer Mentor. Now I am going into my third year as a Peer Mentor and first year being a Senior Peer Mentor. I think there is something special about seeing the process of an excited, nervous first year student evolving into this confident and exuberant individual that you were involved in eh. Some fun facts about me are that I was originally born in India, love basketball (Go Raptors!), and am a movie fanatic! If you ever need any help learning about the school’s resources or tips on studying/test taking, feel free to contact me!


Josh Kalfus

As a 3rd year pharmaceutical business student, I love getting the chance to work with incoming first-year students as they transition to MCPHS. I’m from Vermont and have grown up in New England, experiencing the white winters and sea-breezed summers. This is my second year in the Peer Mentor program and I’m currently working as a Senior Peer Mentor. Feel free to contact me with any questions regarding student resources.






Kelly Tran

I’m a fifth year Doctor of Pharmacy. I’m currently one of the Senior Peer Mentors, and this year will be my third year part of the Peer Mentor team. Being part of this team is such a blessing. I love interacting with all the students and most importantly, I love seeing all of them grow throughout their years at MCPHS. I’ve also lived around the Boston area basically all my life and I still love the city. When I was a high schooler, I would always take the train into the city to explore with my friends. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me about anything involving school, Boston, Peer Mentor and more!

 

2020-2021 Peer Mentors

Each student enrolled in Introduction to the Major (ITM 101) has an assigned Peer Mentor. However, all of our peer mentors are here to help you! Feel free to reach out to other peer mentors from your major.


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