Previous Tripper Comments

DR Trip Testimonial


 Dear Dr. Wil,

It was a wonderful trip in the Dominican Republic, going on the GMT trip was a great learning experience. Not only did I learn more about medicine and various diseases, I also learned about the culture and demographics of Dominican, and some spanish. In fact, after the trip I made a 2011 "new year's resolution" to learn full-on spanish by the end of the year. The GMT staff were absolutely amazing, they welcomed us with open arms and a loving heart, they adopted us for one week, they made sure we were safe, happy, and

Read more: DR Trip Testimonial




Dear Dr. Wil,

 I am writing this email to you to tell you thank you.  The GMT Nicaragua trip was an experience unlike anything I have ever been a part of.  It took me a few days when I got back home to realize what exactly I had just been through, but the moment that it hit me I was blown away.  This experience was everything I imagined it would be and more.  My family asked me to describe my experience and tell them what I learned, but I struggled to be able to put into words what was going through my head.  I tried to depict to them the culture and environment that I was surrounded by and how a typical clinic day worked, but I felt like I couldn't justify my experience.  

Read more: Testimonial


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

Read more: Thanks again for GMT!


Thank you letter from a tripper


Thank you doctoras for letting me work with you and learn some of the nuances of being a doctor. By letting me into your world, I was able to experience the culture and the people of Nicaragua. The joy I experienced from being able to meet, interact with, and help patients reinforced my desire to become a doctor and can be attributed to your guidance and kindness for the past two weeks.

Read more: Thank you letter from a tripper


The Art of Medicine


By Gaby Martinez
Former President of GMT - University of Texas


Last night I was working on my Texas A&M secondary application and one of the essay questions was:
"One of the essential qualities of the clinician is interest in humanity, for the secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient." Discuss briefly how you would fulfill this commitment as a physician. (250 words or less)
One of the hardest things about applying to medical school is to be able to put everything you want in 1 page, half a page, one paragraph. Gosh, and it definitely was one of the biggest challenges for me, considering I'm known for NOT writing short e-mails. I wished I could write non-stop until I run out of thoughts, but in the world of applying to medical school this is far from being true.

Read more: The Art of Medicine


Page 2 of 2

My favorite non-clinic memory from the trip was getting to know the doctors after clinic sessions. I felt that I learned a lot from them because they were the ones who guided our medical training at all times in the clinic. This is important because they earned my respect in this manner. I also learned that the doctors from Panama are extremely different from the doctors here in the United States. I can say that the doctors from Panama have more wisdom than the doctors over here due to the social level of patients that they deal with in their everyday lives. More so, apart from clinically diagnosing them, Panamanian doctors have a higher probability of diagnosing patient's with psycho-social problems apart from health related issues. Whereas, this is not so common here in North America.- Angela, Junior, Hunter College