With opportunities to work in departments like ICU, O&G, and General Surgery in our Sri Lankan partner hospital, you'll see varied cases such as dengue fever, typhoid, and severe traffic injuries while on placement. This exciting and invaluable experience will stretch your existing knowledge and give you enormous insight into healthcare in the developing world. Anuradhapura is also home to more than 50 Buddhist shrines and temples, making for both an intellectual and spiritual journey. Read what our students think below!
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"Patients were expected to pay for investigations and treatments, including everything down to the gloves worn by the nurses when taking blood samples."Read more
"Now, a year later, I still often think back on my time in Ghana and I know for certain I will go back."Read more
"There’s no substitute for experience when it comes to this kind of thing; so get out of your comfort zone and give it a shot!"Read more
"To those considering a placement with Work the World – do it! It was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my final year of medical school, but most definitely worth it"Read more
"My trip to Kathmandu was an amazing experience. I developed as a person and as a future doctor."Read more
"My guidance would be: don’t be afraid to get stuck in and do stuff!"Read more
"Put yourself forward, build relationships with your supervisors and you will get so much more out of your placement. "Read more
"These experiences will be beneficial for your personal and working life forever!"Read more
"I loved experiencing a new and vibrant culture in a beautiful country that is so different to mine and meeting so many wonderful people".Read more
"I encountered a lot of interesting cases that were at much more advanced stages than I’ve seen in Australia. Patients wouldn’t even know they were sick until things became quite severe".Read more