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Dr. Wil Interview

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One of the students who went to a GMT trip asked the following questions to Dr. Wil for a school assignment.

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1.What was your career path in the United States (schooling, residency, private practice?, etc.)?
U of IL...undergrad, medical. Post grad in Detroit. US Public Health Service..2 yrs. 26 yrs private practice in Family / General Medicine...rural.

2.What inspired you to get involved in international medicine?
Combination of desires..1-to apply my lifelong Humanistic philosophy / way of life.. plus medical skills.. in a different, meaningful way..2- to provide free health care to under / non-served people...3-teach medicine..4-immerse in other cultures..5-travel ...6-personally develop a new (for me)/ different mode of providing health care.

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Before venturing on my GMT trip to Nicaragua, I was unsure as to if I wanted to pursue the medical profession or not. I am not declared pre-med, nor was I using this trip to make myself more applicable for medical school. I used this trip to find myself & to discover what my true passion really is. As an engineering major, I believe I am able to solve problems rather efficiently and I discovered that being a doctor would require essentially the same tools. I know now what I want to become. Now it is time to figure out how to get there. I will continue to be thankful everyday for what GMT has given me and I hope to return to my GMT family one day.- Amy Guisinger, 21, University of Florida