Kristin McJunkins

Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect

Kristin McJunkins

Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers

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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Internship Opportunity: The COVID-19 Data Project by BroadStreet

Hello from BroadStreet!

Are you interested in exploring the numbers behind the pandemic? If so, please consider forwarding this email.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a globally historic event. The COVID-19 Data Project is a data sharing initiative by BroadStreet and …

By Kristin McJunkins
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Altus Assessments (CASPer, Snapshot, Duet)

Altus Suite is a multi-part standardized assessment that evaluates applicants for people skills in a fair and reliable way, while giving applicants multiple opportunities to showcase their unique personal and professional strengths.

For Yale applicants to health professions programs, you …

By Kristin McJunkins
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Homeland Security Professional Opportunities for Student Workforce to Experience Research (HS-POWER)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Homeland Security Professional Opportunities for Student Workforce to Experience Research (HS-POWER) Program is now accepting applications for Fall 2021! This opportunity is open to students majoring in a broad spectrum of homeland security related …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect Kristin McJunkins
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Health Professions Electronic Personal Statement Review April 19 – July 30 2021

If you are applying to a health profession program this summer (medical, dental, etc.) and would like to have your personal statement reviewed, send it to the Box at Yale, 2021_Pe.8yfju0k8puiqqqey@u.box.com

Please title your document “Last Name_First Name_ Medical Personal …

By Kristin McJunkins
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Inequity and Racism in Health Care

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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Yale School of Medicine Summer Research Opportunities

Yale Summer Undergraduate Medical Research (SUMR) (NIH-NIDDK/KUH)

Yale University School of Medicine invites submission of applications from undergraduate students who are

interested in working in a state of the art research environment under the supervision of established

investigators studying novel …

By Kristin McJunkins
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Beyond the White Coat Podcast

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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LinkedIn Top Startups 2020

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, …

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

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 …

By Stephen Marshall
Stephen Marshall
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Interviewing for the Health Professions

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
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect Kristin McJunkins
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