Written by Dr. Majid Sadigh, Trefz Family Endowed Chair in Global Health at WCHN and Director of Global Health at University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, and Mitra Sadigh, post-baccalaureate in premedical studies at University of Vermont
"You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop." Rumi
Many medical students struggle with the sense of consuming resources, time, and space, without anything to give back during their global health elective. While these sentiments hold an element of truth, there is a bigger picture to bear in mind. You are part of a much greater system that consists of a multitude of components. WCHN/UVMCOM is deeply engaged in and committed to each international site. Sending medical students from the global North to the global South is only one part of a greater whole.