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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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