It has been quite a week for Dr. Gross, who has just published his first book, You Can Nail It! How To Get Into A Professional Program. A self-help guide which teaches students how to prepare and practice for academic competition, the book should have broad appeal to . undergraduate students in pre-professional programs and academic advisors.
You Can Nail It! How To Get Into A Professional Program, is a self-help guide which teaches students how to prepare and practice for academic competition. The audience is undergraduate students in pre-professional programs and academic advisors.
Each year at least half a million North American students enter the first year of higher education expressing their intention of gaining admission into one of three medical professional programs. Available data indicate that only 55,000 -60,000 of these candidates actually apply to medical, dental or veterinary schools in the U.S. and Canada each year. The low percentage of applicants results because students with average or poor grades realize they will not be competitive.
Students can improve their time management skills and learning efficiency. When learning efficiency improves, the result is better understanding, better mastery of the material, and better grades. Efficient and effective learning also provides maximum free time for non-academic activities, a critical part of the total learning experience.
David R. Gross graduated from Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1960 and was in private veterinary practice for ten years. He enrolled in graduate school and earned a M.Sc. degree in 1972 and a PhD degree in 1974 from the Ohio State University. He taught and did research at Texas A & M University College of Veterinary Medicine for sixteen years then became Director of the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Research laboratories at the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine for five years. He retired in 2006 after twelve years as Professor and Head of Veterinary Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Gross is quite active in the Edmonds writers’ community as a member of the steering committee for City of Edmonds’ Write On The Sound and as moderator of the newly-formed Edmonds Literary Group, which mentors and supports the publishing efforts of IndieAuthors.
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