Professional Development and Growth
Your practicum experience has given you opportunities to grow as a scholar and a practitioner. As you may have discovered through interactions with your mentor and other staff at the practicum site, ongoing professional development is an integral part of your work as a public health professional. As you begin to think about the next steps after graduation and as you advance in your public health career, consider the following:
- What professional development opportunities exist for you within public health?
- What benefits do you receive from professional development? Be specific; cite statistics and references.
- How does professional development help you address the issues of inequality, cultural competency, and analyze interrelationships among systems that influence the quality of life in communities?