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Professional Development in Biology: Strategies for Success Letina Banks
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Professional Development in Biology

Strategies for Success (Revised First Edition)
By Letina Banks

Perforated Paperback ISBN: 978-1-62661-900-5, 138 pages


Coming Soon
The Second Edition will be published Spring 2017. ISBN: 978-1-5165-1119-8

Professional Development in Biology: Strategies for Success gives students preparing for careers in the health care industry the tools they need to succeed in college and beyond.

Those entering a university often find themselves unprepared and lacking in the skills necessary to do well in this new environment. This book helps students bridge the gap between their past learning experiences and the new expectations they face as college students.

The first chapter of the book addresses definitions of success. The next five chapters that follow cover areas such as being responsible for yourself, self-knowledge and awareness, setting goals, and time management.

The last two chapters of the book provide valuable information for students who are preparing for further study. Post-college goals, management of personal finances, and communication style are addressed, and there is a special focus on what is needed to become a competitive applicant to professional schools.

The material in Professional Development in Biology is a useful, effective tool for new students. The book is geared to freshmen and transfer students, but can also be used by those preparing for advanced study in medical, dental, or pharmacological programs.

Letina Banks has a Master’s degree in science education from Nova Southeastern University. She is a Professor and Pre-Health Professional Advisor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida A&M University, where she teaches courses in biology and professional development. She has worked in education for more than twenty-five years, and has specialized in Pre-Health Professional Advising for the last ten. She is a member of both the Southern Association of Advisors and the National Association of Advisors. She has served as the advisor to the Biology Student Organization and the Undergraduate Student National Dental Association. In 2009 Professor Banks received the Advisor of the Year Award.