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Upcoming Events:



Uniformed Services University,  F. Edward H├ębert School of Medicine

Monday, March 11, 2019

5pm-6pm, SML 155

Faculty member, Dr. Kevin Semelrath will be here to talk about the medical school and his career in military medicine.


Interview Series

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

5:30pm-7:30pm, Suites B/C - Hogan 4th floor

Interview Series for our students to help prepare them for the various types of interviews that are utilized by employers and graduate/medical schools.






Health Professions Meeting for First-Year Students

Thursday, August 30, 2018

5:15pm-6:15pm, Stein 120

We will discuss such topics as course planning, advising at Holy Cross, and how to be competitive for a health professional school.  Please come if you have any interest in a career as a medical doctor, dentist, veterinarian, physician assist, nurse practitioner or any other health profession!


Silkroad Residency at Holy Cross:  Arts & Healing

September 19-21:  see e-mail notice.

The Silkroad Ensemble has a residency this fall with a focus on arts and healing. Please attend an event:
See e-mail.

Breakfast with Silkroad artists
Thursday, September 20, 9:30 – 10:30 am

Join fellow students from the CreateLab course to enjoy breakfast and conversation with Silkroad artists.
Bring your questions and curiosities! Please RSVP by email to: by Monday,
September 10!

Nurse Practitioner Meeting
Thursday, September 20, 6-7pm

The first NP club meeting is this Thursday, Sept 20th from 6-7 at Loyola, Health Services lounge.  There will be a recent graduate of the UMass Medical School NP program that just finished and passed the NP boards.  All are welcome to come and learn about NP careers and school. 
For more information please contact:
Leslie Holland, MS, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Health Services


Informational meeting about the committee process for 2019 applications 

Thursday September 27, 2018 

5:15-6:30pm, O’Neill 112

This is an important meeting for third and fourth year students and alumni who are considering applying to medical, dental or veterinary school in the coming cycle.  If this is you, please attend!  (If you are a first or second year student, your turn will come!)  We will discuss the committee evaluation process as well as critical deadlines and materials you will need to be evaluated for the coming application cycle. We will also talka bout what makes a competitive applicant from Holy Cross.


Deadline to Request an Advisor & Review by the Committee

Friday, October 5, 2018

1. Submit the electronic Health Professions Advisor Request Form (must be logged into Google with your HC email, and logged out of other Google accounts) by Oct. 5. You need to do this if you may apply or be reviewed in this coming cycle even if you have been reviewed previously.

2. If you do not already have one on file, submit a completed/signed PDF copy of the Health Professions Waiver Form to

Advisors will be assigned after fall break.


Dr. David Ryan ‘88, MD, Clinical Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

7pm, Rehm Library

Dr. Ryan received an honorary degree at last year’s commencement exercises.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in English from Holy Cross in May 1988, and then his MD from Columbia University in 1992. He is the director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, the Shelby Memorial Professor of Medicine in the Field of Cancer Therapeutics at Harvard Medical School and the author of Living with Cancer.  More details to follow. As a prominent alumni who is a leader in his field, you should make every effort to attend this talk.


Georgetown University School of Medicine

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

5-6pm, Webinar

Join us to speak with an admissions officer, a current student, & the office of diversity and inclusion.  You can access the webinar here:


Personal statement workshop

Saturday November 3, 2018

9am-11am, Smith Labs 154

If you are planning on requesting a committee review or plan to apply to a graduate professional school in the next year, this workshop is essential.  We will lay out our expectations, and give you strategies to get started on this daunting task.  The personal statement is a key piece of information we use in evaluating applicants in the committee, so it is essential that you do your best work.


Kaplan exam preparation information meeting

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

5:30pm-6:30pm, Smith Labs 154

If you plan to take the MCAT, DAT or other exam in the coming year, you should come to this meeting to see what Kaplan has to offer.  They provide Holy Cross students with a substantial discount and financial aid but more importantly offer a terrific class and other materials.  Because we have an institutional discount, we need to enroll (and charge) students in a particular way so please come to hear these details.

If you cannot make the event and are interested in the details, please contact Robin in the Health Professions Advising office, or call X2533.  The deadline to request aid is December 3rd at noon, and to enroll you must submit the signed agreement and turn it into the HPA office by noon on December 17th.


Important meeting: What makes a competitive applicant?

Thursday, January 31, 2019

5-6pm in SML 154

This is a critical meeting for everyone considering applying to medical or dental school in the coming years. We will talk about what grades, test scores and other elements make a competitive applicant and will hand out a sheet with (anonymous) data on previous Holy Cross applicants. This is a very important meeting you won’t want to miss if you are considering applying this coming year or in the next few years and because of its confidential nature, it won’t be posted on our website.