MHC '10 Alumna Fiona Pirrocco, DO

Feb. 22, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kendade 305 Desserts Served

Dr. Pirrocco graduated from MHC in 2010 and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2015. She is currently a third year Pediatric resident at Baystate Children’s Hospital. Dr. Pirrocco will discuss her career path, with a focus on how she has navigated paying for medical school through the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program.

MHC '10 Alumna - Caroline Barstow, DVM

Mar. 8, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Blanchard 213

Presenter:  Dr. Barstow graduated from MHC in 2010 and Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. She interned with Hess Mcwilliams Veterinary Services starting in 2011 and just recently joined their practice in Amherst, working with both large and small animals. Caroline lives with her husband Steven on their family owned dairy farm at the base of Mount Holyoke.  She will talk about her career path and her internship at Town and Country Veterinary clinic in New Zealand.

Course Registration Workshop

Mar. 22, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Blanchard 213

Presenter:  Katie Lipp, Director of Pre-Health Programs
Particularly valuable for first-years, sophomores, and those newer to pre-health requirements, but open to all. We will discuss course registration as it relates to pre-health requirements (any profession!), and highlight some of the relevant courses offered in fall 2018. This will not be the place to discuss major/minor requirements, specifically

Dr. Francis X. Shen - Health Law Workshop

Apr. 3, 2018 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Kendade 305

  Dr. Francis X. Shen, Harvard MGH Center for Law, Brain and Behavior Senior Fellow in Law and Neuroscience at Harvard Law School. He is also a McKnight Presidential Fellow, Associate Professor of Law, Graduate Program on Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota where he directs the Shen Neurolaw Lab (

Dr. Shen conducts empirical and legal research at the intersection of law and neuroscience. He has co-authored 3 books, including the first Law and Neuroscience casebook, and published articles on a range of neurolaw topics, including memory and lie detection, criminal justice, brain injury, evidentiary admissibility, sports concussion, juror decision-making, criminal mental states, dementia, and mental health.  He will discuss his latest research at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.

MHC Alum Physician Assistant Panel

Apr. 5, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Blanchard 213

Panel:  Rebecca Bassett '94, Jacquie Harris '12, & Karen Hogan '10
These physician assistants will discuss their career path, career, and answer questions.