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Colbe Earles

Title of Program: Community Health and Development

E-mail Address: wck467@vols.utk.edu   

Hometown: Mount Juliet

Year: Sophomore

Anticipated Graduation Date: Spring 2018

Description of Program: A combination of Public Health, Psychology, Sociology, Economics/Political Science, and Spanish classes designed to provide a basis in understanding health issues, non-profit health, and the psychological side of healthcare. Additionally, all medical school requirements are going to be taken.

Departmental Emphases: Public Health

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paul D. Terry, Department of Public Health    

Plans after graduation (career, graduate/professional school, etc.): Intends to attend medical school and get involved in non-profit community health after graduation. The eventual goal is to either work for or start a free health clinic in the inner city that is focused on building relationships, not just dealing out free health care.

Other Academic Interests: Philosophy of Religion; Political Science

Study Abroad: Intends to study abroad in South America or Cuba to learn about community development and public health in less affluent regions.

Research Experiences or Internships: Intern Youth Pastor Summer of 2015; researching Vitamin A supplementation in Kenya—includes leading a medical/research trip during the summer of 2016 to Kenya; plans on researching the effectiveness of free health clinics nationwide to determine what works and what does not

Part-time employment; Hobbies; Campus Clubs/Activities: volunteer at UT Medical Center; intake coordinator at KARM; involved with Volunteers for Christ

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