GMT as Ambassadors to the World

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I know that you are a very special group of young people. You are self-selected to do this type of international service trip with GMT.  I will assume that you are amongst the 10%ers of our society. I will, also, assume that you are gifted (each in your own way); open-minded / curious; educated; insightful; service oriented; healer-type; probably empathetic; and highly motivated with ideals, principles, and lofty goals. Don’t laugh, I’m serious. I do expect you to live up to these expectations on this trip…And I am certain that you will.

 On this trip, you are amongst the best of our Ambassadors To The World. You represent the best that our nation has to offer to the world. Remember this during the trip. Citizens there will form lasting impressions about our country by your actions. Our national image has suffered greatly, again, these past eight years. Many citizens of the world have again lost more respect for our government. However, please be reassured that for the most part they do appreciate the people from N.A. Even above / beyond the $$ we send, give, spend there.

This is your chance to allow them to learn about us, in a good way, as you learn from / about them.

Wil Johnson, MD  2008

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My favorite patient memory was a home visit we took in Granada. The woman was very old, almost blind, and lived on her own. She welcomed us into her home and was very giving about information regarding her personal and family life. This opportunity allowed me to see first hand the kind of health care that is available to these people and made me fully appreciate everything GMT does and stands for. Here the doctor taught us about not only the health of the patient, but also about the way of life of many Nicaraguan individuals. It was truly incredible.- Heather Berman, Junior, University of Florida