Thanks again for GMT!


Hi Dr. Wil,

I just wanted to email you and thank you once again for allowing me to go on your trip to Nicaragua and everything else you did for me while I was in Nica. I had so much fun with everything I did! Everyone was so nice and helpful and fun to spend time with, both during clinics and outside of the clinics. I was hocked with how much I learned in such a short period of time. I anticipated learning on the trip, but I never would have guessed that I would learn as much as I did. I loved the hands on experience that came with the clinic days, but it was nice to know that there was a smart doctor like yourself to help us along when we didn't know the answer. My favorite part of the trip was knowing that I was helping people who do not always get to receive medical attention. Seeing their smiling faces after talking with the patients was one of the best feelings I've ever had, and I have you to thank for allowing me to have the opportunity.

I know I mentioned to you that I was new to wanting to be in the medical field and that this was my first experience doing hands on medical work. However, I was not sure if I actually wanted to be in the medical field or if it was just a good thought I had. After GMT, I know 100% that I want to be a Physician Assistant and in medicine! The joy I got from helping people, and the joy I got from trying to figure out the problem has assured me that this is what I want to do in my life, and again I have you to thank!

I am hoping to do another GMT trip very soon! Nothing has been set in stone, but I've talked to Jennifer and Allison from Iowa and the group from Georgia a little and hopefully it will work for us to do another trip next summer or next winter. When we know for sure, we'll be sure to let you know of the trip we plan on going on a few months in advance, because it would be great if you and Pat would be able to be on the same trip as us!

I had my first day back to school today in cold Minnesota, and I was constantly wishing I was back in warm Nica doing clinics with you and the rest of the group. Hopefully I don't have to wait too much longer to be back with GMT!

Thanks again so very much and I hope to see you soon!

Mike Fose
Nicaragua 12/26/10 - 1/2/11

We gave an elder woman standard medication for parasites and vitamines; however, she took my hand, kissed it, and told me "god bless you for coming." The little that I did for this woman made me feel that I am making a big difference for the people and how humble and grateful the people of Panama were to have us there.- Erik Lomeli, Sophomore, UC Davis