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Ashlyn Hodges

Title of Program: Global Health and Medicine

E-mail Address: ahodge17@vols.utk.edu

Hometown: Farragut, Tennessee    

Year: Sophomore                          

Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2021

Description of Program: This program enables me to obtain an educational foundation that equips me with knowledge of medicine and health on a global scale through combining a wide variety of interdisciplinary classes and perspectives ranging from Public Health to Africana Studies. I will gain an understanding of the different health disparities within various areas and among differing cultures throughout the world.

Departmental Emphases: Public Health, Pre-medical studies, Global Studies

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Clea McNeely

Plans after graduation (career, graduate/professional school, etc.): I plan to attend medical school and pursue a career in pediatric surgery in developing countries and within underserved areas in the United States.

Other Academic Interests: I am obtaining a minor in Honors Leadership Studies and am a member of the Honors Leadership Program.

Research Experiences or Internships: I plan to go abroad the summer of 2020 and participate in an internship with the medical staff of an orphanage, Amani Baby Cottage, in Amani, Uganda. Here, I would be on the health team where I would learn the various health disparities and treatment options for the impoverished children in central Africa.

Part-time employment; Hobbies; Campus Clubs/Activities: Honors Leadership Program, SGA Student Representative on The Faculty Senate Undergraduate Council, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Chi Omega Sorority, The Cross Student Leadership Team


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