UTK GMT, Panama 2015


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Volunteer Activity Description

Start Date: Oct 5, 2015 11:00 PM
End Date: Oct 26, 2015 11:00 PM

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Global Medical Training chapter will be traveling to Panama this December. We utilize multiple clinic sites in various geographic locations, and travel considerably. These are moderately difficult trips. The students who participate in these trips are generally healthy, both emotionally and physically. In general, they possess a strong sense of personal spirituality and purpose, a confident awareness of their intellectual gifts, and a caring attitude. They seem particularly motivated to acquire special knowledge and skills, and a desire then to apply themselves actively to the service of others.

GMT physicians-dentists supervise all the healthcare aspects, see patients along with the students, and teach them by very active engagement in the total healthcare process. Professionals provide topical lectures, end of the day group sessions and spontaneous discussions about specific cases and general problems e.g. lack of basic disease prevention and public health measures, tropical diseases, lack of education, cultural aspects, poverty, etc. We discuss this especially within the context of healthcare professionals living on a planet with millions of people having minimal or no access to healthcare, widespread poverty, inadequate diets, unhealthy living conditions, and often-lacking humane treatment.

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Addie Grace Jones

Passionate about: Improving the quality of life of others and Global Medical Training

Alexis Prillhart

Passionate about: Improving the quality of life of others and Global Medical Training

Azaria McComsey

Passionate about: providing care to underprivileged communities all while gaining medical experience that will be able to help me when I enter the medical field as a Physician Assistant.

Gabi Galloway

Passionate about: Global Medical Training, providing free medical care to underprivileged communities, and gaining medical experience.
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