WHO are you again?
Megan Crofts had always wanted to work for the World Health Organization. After an internship there, she got a reality check that made her reconsider her career plans
- By: Megan Crofts
My dream, since first starting medicine at Glasgow, had been to work for WHO, working towards global health and health as a basic human right for all, whether you are born in Glasgow, Scotland, or a village in sub-Saharan Africa. So, for one of my SSMs (student selected modules), I decided to do an internship at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
After a lengthy application process I journeyed to Switzerland to see how the reality would compare with my dream. I arrived in Geneva, French phrase book in hand, ready to start changing the world. I will be the first to admit that I arrived with slightly unrealistic expectations.
As the enormous buildings loomed into view on my first day, it was difficult to suppress the feelings of terror that had been steadily growing as I mingled with the cultured Europeans on the bus to work. Once I had