Kristin McJunkins

Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect

Kristin McJunkins

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Kristin McJunkins oversees advising and counseling for undergraduates and alumni in Yale College and students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences interested in pursuing further education in the health and medical fields, and is also a general advisor for STEM fields. A longtime higher education professional, Kristin began her career handling event planning and facilities management at Widener University, where she obtained a B.S. in Business Administration and M.Ed. in Education. Transitioning to advising services at the University of Pennsylvania, she coordinated the peer/faculty advising program for 1,600 first year undergraduates as well as managed special services for first-year students and sophomores, in the College of Arts & Sciences. In 2004, Kristin joined Johns Hopkins University as a Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advisor, and since 2006 has worked at Yale University, serving as Director since 2009. Kristin is an active member of the National and Northeast Associations for Advisors in the Health Professions, NACADA (The Global Community for Academic Advising), and the National and Eastern Associations of Colleges and Employers.

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Beyond the White Coat Podcast

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Beyond the White Coat

At the heart of academic medicine are the individuals—medical students, residents, faculty, practicing physicians, and leaders—who provide unparalleled care to patients & communities across the country and are at the cutting edge of medical research advances. …

By Kristin McJunkins
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Future of Care

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Interested in health tech? Apply to attend the Future of Care 2020 Conference!

Future of Care is an accessible, NYC-based health tech community. We are a group of young entrepreneurs, clinicians, and scientists bringing technological innovation to medicine. We host …

By Kristin McJunkins
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LinkedIn Top Startups 2020

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The 50 U.S. companies on the rise.

The 2020 LinkedIn Top Startups list reveals the 50 young, resilient companies where America wants to work now.

2020 has been a year of upheaval as the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the globe, …

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6 Life Lessons Students Can Learn From Working Part-Time During College

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Getting your first job, no matter where it is, should be a reason for celebration. Managing life as a student and working part-time requires a lot of commitment and maturity, so congratulations on taking another step towards becoming a responsible …

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Inequity and Racism in Health Care

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In June 2020, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), with endorsement of other health associations, published a Statement on Police Brutality and Racism in America and Their Impact on Health.  The statement begins by saying:

“For too long, racism …

By Kristin McJunkins
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Interviewing for the Health Professions

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A personal interview precedes health professional school admission. This interview is a social interaction as well as an evaluation of you and your preparation and suitability for the practice of medicine.

Important to admissions committees are motivation, maturity, empathy, enthusiasm, …

By Kristin McJunkins
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Health Professions Applicant Preparation Process

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2020 – 2021 Application Cycle

The Health Professions Profile Form is a comprehensive, unique profile document for undergraduates and alums of Yale College to complete as you reflect on your candidacy preparation for medical, dental, veterinary, or other health professions program.  …

By Kristin McJunkins
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MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test)

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All U.S. and Canadian medical schools require applicants to take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). The test consists of multiple-choice questions and takes approximately seven and a half hours to administer. It includes four sections that cover:

Biological and …

By Kristin McJunkins
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