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Behind the Life of an Intern

Behind the Life of an Intern- by Jennifer Gonzalez I’m Jennifer Gonzalez, the new intern for Austin Smiles. I am a third year undergraduate student at The University of Texas. Currently, I am working towards my Health and Society degree while following a pre-medical track. I hope to attend medical school after my undergrad and one day become a doctor.     I discovered a passion for volunteering and helping those around my community through different service clubs I involved myself with throughout high school. That passion was fueled even further when I joined Global Medical Training, a service organization at UT that takes medical mission trips to Latin American countries. I’ve had the opportunity to attend two missions in the past two years, one to the Dominican Republic and the other to Nicaragua. Since I am not a licensed physician, the help we provided was using our limited knowledge on medicine to diagnose patients and help provided treatments. Our...

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Veracruz 2017, Meet Deborah Our Co-Mission Administrator

By Natalie deLeon   Austin, Texas – Deborah Kirk has a gentle spirit about her, always has a smile on her face, and greets you with warm hugs – as if you have known her for years. She has volunteered on over 12 mission trips, was a past board member and chair, and will be the co-mission administrator on the 2017 Veracruz trip! This trip to Veracruz I will be the blogger and it will be my first mission trip! I’m excited but I had tons of questions and who better to ask than someone who knows the ropes. Deborah was gracious enough to take time out of her day to sit and talk with me on what I can expect, the impact the trips have on everyone involved, and advice on packing: 1. What is a trip like? When you arrive at the airport that morning you see a huge group of people in the same t-shirts and it’s like...

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